This guide is intended to provide research assistance to those who have a broad interest in ecology and environmental issues. For more in-depth discipline specific information, see the appropriate subject guide.
Includes over 6000 entries related to topics including climatology, economic geology, geochemistry, oceanography, paleontology, petrology, and volcanology. There are entries on planetary science, remote sensing, statistics, and sequence stratigraphy, wind strength scales, material, temporal, and chronostratigraphic units, geologic, lunar, and Martian time scales.
Coverage of the Earth Sciences, from volcanoes to flood plains, diamonds to meteors, deserts to deep seas. All aspects of geology, including climatology, mineralogy, and oceanography, are covered. In addition, there are many eclectic entries, for example on dinosaur hunters, and fossils and folklore, as well as biographies of the key figures involved.