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The Glossary of Geology is available in many formats. Please select the format below for more information:
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The Glossary of Geology is now available online on an annual access fee basis through the AGI website. The Glossary of Geology is widely recognized as the primary source for terminology in the field of the geosciences, utilizing the expertise of the more than 100 geoscientists who participated as volunteers in the process of reviewing the definitions, adding new terms, and revising the cited references.
The online Glossary provides access to the more than 39,000 glossary entries contained in the Fifth Edition of the print Glossary. In addition to the 13,000 updated entries that appeared in the Fifth Edition, more than 1100 changes, deletions and additions have been made to the online version since the publication of the print edition -- making the online Glossary even more up-to-date.
Users can learn the difference between look-alike pairs, such as sylvanite (a mineral) and sylvinite (a rock); the origin of terms; the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms common in the geoscience vocabulary; the dates many terms were first used; the meaning of certain prefixes; and the preferred term of two or more synonyms. Many Glossary entries contain a syllabification guide and background information.
The online Glossary is searchable using terms, words within terms or definitions, categories and Spanish-language equivalents. Boolean operators (and/or/not) are available for each search field. Search fields may also be combined or may be browsed using a pop-up word wheel.
The online Glossary includes several features not available in the print version:
The entire contents of the Glossary of Geology 5th Edition, Revised is available as a Kindle or Nook E-Book. With all content and formatting from the hardcopy version faithfully reproduced, you get the browsing experience of the hardcopy with the searchability and portability of an E-Book. (Search indexing by your e-reader may take up to a day to complete) Available at half of the list price of the hardcopy, the E-Book version is your perfect companion.
The American Geosciences Institute’s Glossary of Geology, 5th Edition Revised is now available for iPhone, iPod, and iPad in the AppStore. The Glossary of Geology app brings all 40,000 authoritative definitions of the vocabulary of the geosciences to a fast, portable, and searchable format.
The Glossary app enables users to both browse and search the entire glossary. In addition, the entire app is self-contained, so there is no need to be online to run – ensuring ready access to key information when you need it, whether in the lab, library, office, or field. The Glossary app is a Universial App taking full advantage of your iPhone, iPod, or iPad running iOS 3.2 or later.
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