Download Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy by McGraw-Hill Education PDF

By McGraw-Hill Education

Derived from the content material of the revered McGraw-Hill Dictionary of clinical and Technical Terms, 6th version, every one identify offers hundreds of thousands of definitions of phrases and words encountered in a selected self-discipline. All comprise:

* Pronunciation consultant for each time period
* Acronyms, cross-references, and abbreviations
* Appendices with conversion tables; listings of medical, technical, and mathematical notation; tables of suitable information; and extra
* A handy, quick-find structure

Show description

Read Online or Download Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy PDF

Similar mineralogy books

Introduction to Planetary Science The Geological Perspective

This textbook info easy rules of planetary technology that support to unify the learn of the sun process. it truly is prepared in a hierarchical demeanour in order that each bankruptcy builds upon previous ones. beginning with old views on house exploration and the advance of the clinical process, the booklet leads the reader during the sunlight method.

Carbonate Platform Systems Components and Interactions

Carbonate Platform structures: elements and interactions is a set of thirteen papers, plus an advent, in regards to the results of organism-environment interactions in smooth and old carbonate structures, bobbing up from the Lyell assembly on 'Organism-Environment Feedbacks in Carbonate systems and Reefs' held on the Geological Society, united kingdom.

Iceland Geodynamics: Crustal Deformation and Divergent Plate Tectonics (Springer Praxis Books Geophysical Sciences)

This publication offers a precis of geodynamic effects from Iceland that almost immediately are present in lots of medical articles, yet haven't been accrued prior to in a ebook. The ever expanding variety of scientists drawn to geology and geophysics of Iceland should still locate the e-book a "must" to achieve wisdom approximately past paintings and the prestige of information approximately Iceland.

Stone in Architecture: Properties, Durability

The weathering of historic constructions and, certainly, of monuments and sculptures of traditional stone is an issue that has been encountered for centuries. notwithstanding a dramatic elevate in deterioration within the constitution of our outfitted historical past has been saw prior to now century. to appreciate the advanced interplay that the stone in a development suffers with its close to surroundings (the construction) and the macro setting (the neighborhood weather and atmospheric stipulations) calls for an interdisciplinary process and the applying of many disciplines.

Extra info for Dictionary of Geology & Mineralogy

Example text

A¨rkиe¯иə sə darиə de¯ } Archaeocopida [PALEON] An order of Cambrian crustaceans in the subclass Ostracoda characterized by only slight calcification of the carapace. { a¨rkиe¯иə ka¨pиəиdə } Archaeopteridales [PALEOBOT] An order of Upper Devonian sporebearing plants in the class Polypodiopsida characterized by woody trunks and simple leaves. { a¨rkиe¯ a¨pи tə rı¯dиəиle¯z } Archaeopteris [PALEOBOT] A genus of fossil plants in the order Archaeopteridales; used sometimes as an index fossil of the Upper Devonian.

Bar bi rı¯t } barchan [GEOL] A crescent-shaped dune or drift of windblown sand or snow, the arms of which point downwind; formed by winds of almost constant direction and of moderate speeds. Also known as barchane; barkhan; crescentic dune. { ba¨r ka¨n } barchane See barchan. { ba¨r ka¨n } bar finger sand [GEOL] An elongated lenticular sand body that lies beneath a distributory in a birdfoot delta. { ba¨r ¦fiŋиgər sand } baring See overburden. 5; used in paints and drilling muds and as a source of barium chemicals; the principal ore of barium.

Aиpə tho˙r nithиə de¯ } apatite [MINERAL] A group of phosphate minerals that includes 10 mineral species and has the general formula X5(YO4)3Z, where X is usually Ca2+ or Pb3+, Y is P5+ or As5+, and Z is FϪ, ClϪ, or OHϪ. { apиə tı¯t } Apatosaurus [PALEON] A herbivorous sauropod dinosaur, approximately 70 feet (21 meters) long and weighing 30 tons, from the Jurassic Period that had much longer hindlimbs than forelimbs. Also known as Brontosaurus. { ə padиə so˙rиəs } apex [GEOL] The part of a mineral vein nearest the surface of the earth.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.65 of 5 – based on 12 votes