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Allaby, Michael

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Works: 367 works in 1,540 publications in 5 languages and 57,587 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Contributor
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Publications about Michael Allaby
Publications by Michael Allaby
Most widely held works about Michael Allaby
 
Most widely held works by Michael Allaby
Temperate forests by Michael Allaby( Book )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,594 libraries worldwide
Discusses the ecology, biology, and chemistry of the forest and explores the role the temperate forest has in the modern economy
The Concise Oxford dictionary of earth sciences by Ailsa Allaby( Book )
49 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,525 libraries worldwide
"This is the most authoritative and wide-ranging dictionary of earth sciences available in a single volume. Compiled with the help of a team of specialist contributors, it has been substantially revised and updated for this new edition. It is essential reference for all students of the subject, especially those on interdisciplinary courses." "Over 6,000 entries; new material on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy, and substantial updating in palaeontology, mineralogy, and geophysics; exceptionally broad coverage also includes climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, petrology, and volcanology; and new section of appendices includes wind strengths and time scales."--Jacket
The Oxford dictionary of natural history ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
With clear, concise definitions of over 11,000 terms, this dictionary is the ideal reference for specialists and nonspecialists alike: students, teachers, scientists, amateur naturalists, and anyone interested in our natural environment. A new compilation that reflects the growing and changing vocabulary of science, the dictionary draws entries from many scientific disciplines, as well as from taxonomy. It includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, genetics, biochemistry, and physiology that readers are likely to encounter in literature dealing with plant and animal growth, structure, or behavior. At the same time, the dictionary will serve those in other disciplines who encounter unfamiliar taxonomic terms in their reading and research. Written by an international team of twenty specialists, and with the aid of a distinguished advisory board, the dictionary provides world-wide coverage. Line drawings are included to clarify meanings where needed, and cross-references refer readers from particular species to entries on families and major genera. The only one-volume work to provide extensive coverage of all aspects of natural history, this is an essential new reference source
Deserts by Michael Allaby( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,395 libraries worldwide
Provides coverage on the world's most important deserts, the plants and animals that have adapted to them, their climates, and desert peoples
Tornadoes by Michael Allaby( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,376 libraries worldwide
Provides information about tornadoes, discussing the conditions that lead to their formation, looking at what happens during the course of the ferocious storms, and tracing the wreckage of some of the major twisters of the past
Dictionary of the environment by Michael Allaby( Book )
55 editions published between 1884 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
Hurricanes by Michael Allaby( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
Provides information about hurricanes, describing the conditions that lead to their formation, discussing what happens during the course of such storms, explaining how they are tracked and named, and looking at some historic hurricanes
How the weather works by Michael Allaby( Book )
11 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and held by 1,090 libraries worldwide
"100 ways parents and kids can share the secrets of the atmosphere"--Jacket subtitle
The encyclopedia of Earth : a complete visual guide by Michael Allaby( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Offers new visual interpretations of many concepts and facts, painting a fascinating picture of Earth today and across the ages
Droughts by Michael Allaby( Book )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Provides information about droughts, discussing why water is the most precious substance on earth, describing how global climate change might affect the severity of droughts, and looking at past and recent droughts
DK guide to the weather by Michael Allaby( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 904 libraries worldwide
Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders and weather forecasting
Floods by Michael Allaby( Book )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Presents information on these most damaging of all natural disasters from the perspective of basic meteorology and environmental science, including floodplains, aquifers, tsunamis, the cost of floods, and prevention
A dictionary of the environment by Michael Allaby( Book )
59 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 834 libraries worldwide
The fourth edition of this reference work reflects developments in environmental science and includes more terms relevant to the discipline. The book is intended for those who wish to engage in formal studies of the environment and to supporters of environmental causes
A dictionary of earth sciences by Ailsa Allaby( Book )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Japanese and held by 735 libraries worldwide
"This dictionary offers coverage of earth sciences, including terms used in geology, oceanography, volcanology, mineralogy, palaeontology, and planetary science. Revised and updated, it is a guide for anyone studying or interested in earth sciences."--Jacket
Basics of environmental science by Michael Allaby( Book )
34 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
"Basics of Environmental Science is an introduction to environmental study. The book offers everyone studying and interested in the environment, an essential understanding of natural environments and the way they function. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities." "In this second edition, the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include global warming, genetically modified foods, desertification, acid rain, deforestation, human population growth, depleting resources and nuclear power generation. There are also descriptions of the 10 major biomes."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of weather and climate by Michael Allaby( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Consists of authoritative entries describing processes such as cloud formation, atmospheric phenomena such as rainbows, and some of the techniques and instruments used to study the atmosphere, as well as the units of measurement that scientists use
 
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Alternative Names
Allaby, M. 1933-
Allaby, Michael 1933-
Allaby, Mike
Michael Allaby author
Michael Allaby Brits lexicograaf
ألبي، ميكائيل، 1933-
مايكل ألبي، 1933-
앨러비, 마이클 1933
앨러비, 미카엘
앨러비, 미하엘
엘러비, 미카엘
엘러비, 미카엘 1933-
アラビー, M
アラビー, マイク
アラビー, マイケル
アラビー, ミカエル
ミカエル・アラビ
Languages
English (347)
Chinese (12)
Spanish (8)
Japanese (4)
Italian (2)
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