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Encyclopedia of Earth technological know-how offers a huge scope of vital topics within the box of Earth technological know-how - hydrology, structural geology, petrology, isotope geology, geochemistry, geomorphology, and oceanography. Containing nearly seven-hundred entries, 19 prose essays, one hundred ten line illustrations, and a hundred black-and-white pictures, this entire encyclopedia is ideal for prime college and early students. hundreds and hundreds of entries on options, theories and hypotheses, locations and occasions, the key sessions of geological time, those who have made major contributions to the sphere, expertise and tools, occupations and careers, corporations, box destinations, and different topics around out this accomplished quantity. an excellent connection with the central components and concerns concerning this center quarter of technology, Encyclopedia of Earth technology is commonly cross-referenced and listed, bringing info fast and simply to the fingertips of its readers. Entries contain convection and the Earth's mantle; Charles Darwin; El Nino and the Southern Oscillation (ENSO); geochronology; Gondwana, Gondwanaland; Himalayan Mountains; jet streams; life's origins and early evolution; metamorphism; Pangea; uniformitarianism; and volcanic bomb.

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