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AGI releases revised 'Glossary of Geology'

American Geosciences Institute

Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of the 'Glossary of Geology, Fifth Edition' (revised) ISBN: 978-0-922152-89-6.

This amazing reference tool draws on the expertise of more than 100 geoscientists representing a range of specialties that reviewed definitions and added new terms. The Glossary contains nearly 40,000 entries, including 3,600 new terms and nearly 13,000 revised definitions from the previous edition published in 2005. In addition to definitions, many entries include background information and aids to syllabication. The revisions represent both advances in scientific thought and changes in usage, and make this 800+ page hardbound a must-have for any Earth science professional or student.

In addition, the Glossary of Geology App for the iPhone and iPad already incorporate all of the updates in this new revision.

The Glossary retails for $99.95 and for $79.96 for members of AGI's member societies.


To learn more about the 'Glossary of Geology, Fifth Edition' (revised) and to order this impressive publication, please visit Bulk discounts are available to universities and non-profit organizations. To view AGI's complete publications catalog of resource and general interest books download our Publications and Services catalog at

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of 50 geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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