The Cambridge Handbook of Earth Science Data
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This handbook presents an indispensable compilation of fundamental facts and figures about the Earth. It brings together reliable physical, chemical, biological and historical data in a series of 145 easy to read tables, supplemented by maps, charts and color plates. Eleven sections cover topics spanning the Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, with one section focusing on other bodies in the Solar System. Full references for the original data sources are provided to enable users to access further detail, and the appendix provides practical information on units and conversion factors. Compact and easy to use, this handy book provides a time-saving first point of reference for researchers, students and practitioners in the Earth and Environmental Sciences. It allows scientists easy access to basic information on topics outside their specialization, and is also a convenient resource for non-scientists such as economists, policy makers and journalists.Read more
- Provides a wide range of fundamental Earth Science data - meeting the needs of researchers and students who require information across many sub-disciplines
- Data sets are brought together in a readily accessible format avoiding the need to search a wide and disparate range of other sources for information
- The compact format allows the book to be used in a variety of situations such as the classroom, office, laboratory or field area
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"The book is compact, easy to use, and offers many basic datasets (e.g., Table 2.2 Earth properties; Table 3.1 Physical properties of rocks; Table 7.5 Main impact structures)." G. Shanmugam, GeologosSee more reviews
"...a good reference for quick, easy-to-find facts and figures on a wide variety of earth science and planetary topics. ...Recommended." CHOICE
"Looking for neat information to spice up your lectures? Writing or reviewing a paper and wanting to check some facts quickly? This convenient, almost pocket-size book (easy to carry in your laptop case) is for you. … a mine of information at a bargain price!" Elements
"I recommend [The Cambridge Handbook of] Earth Science Data without reservations … [and] I'll go even a step beyond that to suggest that the purchase of this book be obligatory for all students of geology and mineralogy at undergraduate and graduate university levels." Canadian Mineralogist
"...a compact, comprehensive and handy book on Earth science data." - The Leading Edge
"…a concise, comprehensive handbook in a handy format. … For students of the Earth Sciences it has the potential of becoming a standard reference work." - The Holocene
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- Date Published: September 2009
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511577666
- contains: 7 b/w illus. 8 colour illus. 145 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. The solar system
2. Solid Earth
4. Aqueous Earth
5. Gaseous Earth
6. Biological Earth, element cycles
7. Earth history
8. Chemistry and isotopes
9. Crystallography and mineralogy
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