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The Earth Sciences

An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

Edited by Roy Porter


224 pages

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Hardback: 9780367358198
pub: 2019-07-31
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Originally published in 1983, The Earth Sciences: An Annotated Bibliography is a compact and thematically organized guide that provides comprehensive access to themes and areas of study in the earth sciences. The bibliography is not exhaustive but provides a detailed and critical index to the most important literature in the field. The book’s core focus is geology and examines the subject broadly, covering everything from glaciology, geomorphology, natural history and palaeontology, to oceanography, mapping, stratigraphy and evolution. The book provides detailed essays for each bibliographical chapter on the state of each field of research and the literature compiled for each bibliography will go as far back as around 1700 and contains a wide range of sources from across the world. This book will be of interest to academics and students of natural history, geology, and environmental sciences alike.

Table of Contents



1 Bibliography and Reference Works

2. General Histories

2a. Histories of Sciences

2b. Histories of Geology

3. Specialist Histories

3a. Geological Philosophy and Methods

3b. Stratigraphy, Structural Geology and Petrology

3c. Geomorphology

3d. Palaeontology

3e. Geology and Evolution

3f. Geology and Human Origins

3g. Earthquakes

3h. Time and Historical Geology

3i. Mineralogy

3j. Glacial Geology

3k. Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics

3l. Mapping

3m. Practical Geology

3n. Chemical Geology

4. Cognate Sciences

4a. Geophysics

4b. Geography

4c. Oceanography

4d. Natural History

4e. Crystallography and Metallography

5. Studies by Area

5a. Britain

5b. United States

5c. Other, in Alphabetical Order by Country or Continent

6. Biographical Studies

7. Institutional Histories

8. The Social Dimension

9. Geology and Religion

10. Geology, Culture and the Arts


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography