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Encyclopedias & More: Geology

Find specialized academic encyclopedia entries, dictionary definitions and more!


Dictionary of Earth Sciences

This resource covers a wide range of subjects related to earth sciences. It all provides cross-referencing for related terms and other terms in the definition. 

Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

The dictionary contains over 8,500 entries covering all aspects of environmental science and conservation. The definitions are brief, accurate, and cross-referenced. 

Encyclopedia of Inland Waters

This Elsevier title give in-depth explanations of all the topics covered from air/water interfaces to Zooplankton. 


Oxford Companion to the Earth 


It provides detailed explanations of the terminology used in the Earth Sciences. It also provides biographies of key figures in the field.

Water: Science and Issues

This resource contains articles on subjects, issues, and people involving all forms of water research.