Encyclopedias: Geology and Earth Sciences

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Encyclopedia of Earth
A free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes [Rutgers Restricted]
Brief entries, with appendices that include a chronology, eyewitness accounts, sources for further reading, and more. Part of the Facts on File Science Library series.

Encyclopedia of Estuaries [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. In total more than 225 authors from around the world have contributed to the encyclopedia on such diverse subjects as biotic communities, essential habitats, food webs, fisheries, hydrology, pollution, conservation, and many more." Part of Springer's Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology [Rutgers Restricted]
Addresses the "fundamental disconnect between concepts of global warming developed in scientific journals and much of the popular debate in the popular realm."

Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"comprises the current knowledge in marine geosciences whereby not only basic but also applied and technical sciences are covered."

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series , "the encyclopedia covers the entire span of the Earth's climate history from the early Precambrian to the Little Ice Age, and also offers an interplanetary comparison."

Encyclopedia of Seas [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers "terms and concepts related to the seas in alphabetical order. It describes geographical features: rivers, lakes, straits, bays; provides information about towns, seaports, transport communications, basic aquatic biological species, nature reserves, national and international programs for the study of the sea, research institutes, historical monuments, activities of prominent explorers and travelers, researchers and scientists. The Encyclopedia also includes a chronology of major historical events connected with the seas."