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Geological dictionary

From aalava to cylinder fold

With brief explanations of over 4000 terms from geology and its related sciences, the Geological Dictionary aims to help both experts and enthusiasts to understand geological literature. It is also an important study companion for prospective geoscientists.

Many new keywords have been added to this 12th edition, e.g. B. Adamellite, Geotope, hearth surface solution, Kryomer, Neptunian Dyke, Parasesequence, Sideromelan, Wackestone ... English-language technical terms were taken into account to a large extent. Text, figures and tables have been brought up to date and numerous explanations have been expanded.

Voices on the previous edition

Murawski / Meyer is a classic that every geoscientist should have at hand. Prof. Dr. Joachim W. Härtling, University of Osnabrück

Murawski / Meyer is unrivaled and in the present, revised form as a specialist dictionary is absolutely convincing. PD Dr. Jussi Baade, University of Jena

The Geological Dictionary is a compact and compressed reference work for all those interested in geology / geoscientific science in teaching, research, school and practice. Prof. Dr. Rupert Bäumler, University of Erlangen

For all seriously interested students of geosciences a supplement to thematic textbooks! Prof. Dr. Reinhard Gaupp, University of Jena


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Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Murawski
  • Wilhelm Meyer
  1. 1. Geological-Paleontological InstituteUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2. Meckenheim, Germany

About the authors

Professor Dr.Hans Murawski (deceased) worked at the University of Frankfurt Professor Dr.Wilhelm Meyer is professor emeritus at the Steinmann Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology at the University of Bonn

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleGeological Dictionary
  • AuthorsHans Murawski
    Wilhelm Meyer
  • DOIhttps: //doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-54050-3
  • Copyright InformationSpringer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2010
  • Publisher NameSpringer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Life Science and Basic Disciplines (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-662-54049-7
  • eBook ISBN978-3-662-54050-3
  • Edition Number12
  • Number of PagesX, 221
  • Number of Illustrations82 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsGeology
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