A revised and updated edition of this essential guide to Geology for both students and the general reader
The second edition of the Collins Dictionary of Geology, first published in 1987, is a fully comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of geology, encompassing all the major areas of study in over 4500 entries, making current terminology accessible for the general reader while retaining the breadth and depth of explanation required by students of geology. The text has been fully revised and updated to cover all the major areas of geological study, including practical and economic applications.
Dorothy Farris Lapidus is a lecturer and writer from New York. The Consultant Editor, Dr Isobel Winstanley, tutors in Earth Sciences at the Open University.
This second edition has been revised by Dr James MacDonald and Dr Christopher Burton. Dr MacDonald is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, a member of the Council of the Mineralogical Society, and a past president of the Geological Society of Glasgow. Dr Burton is Head of the Division of Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow.