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Fairbridge, Rhodes W. (Rhodes Whitmore) 1914-2006

Overview
Works: 176 works in 716 publications in 8 languages and 13,630 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Bibliography  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Publishing director, Contributor, Translator
Classifications: QC854, 551.46003
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Most widely held works by Rhodes W Fairbridge
The encyclopedia of oceanography by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

34 editions published between 1965 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of geomorphology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

29 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of geochemistry and environmental sciences by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

26 editions published between 1968 and 1980 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geochemistry is coupled with Environmental Science in this volume because it is the chemical pollution of our planet's air and water that is claiming the attention of many geologists and chemists today."--Preface
The encyclopedia of atmospheric sciences and astrogeology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of world regional geology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of earth science, English-French, French-English = Dictionnaire des sciences de la terre, anglais-français, français-anglais by Jean-Pierre Michel( Book )

46 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dictionary combines the most widely used scientific, technical and general terms in the various Earth Sciences: geology, pedology, petrography, petroleum and mining geology, planetology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, tectonics ... It represents an important bilingual terminological source at the same time specialized and synthetic. Students, researchers and professionals will find herein an indispensable basis of documentation and translation. It will help, in particular, to remove possible doubts over the choice of the appropriate word when translating from one language to the other."--Jacket
The Encyclopedia of climatology( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's greater public awareness of how climate affects our quality of life and environment has created an increasing demand for climatological information. Now this information is available in one convenient, accessible source, The Encyclopedia of Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies data on climates in major continental areas and explains what is known about the causes of climatic processes and changes. Contents include articles on bioclimatology, El Nio, climatic models, world regional climates, civilization and climate, climatic variations and the greenhouse effect
The Encyclopedia of sedimentology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly work on sedimentology. Each article is signed and has a bibliography. Illustrated. Indexed
The Encyclopedia of paleontology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly work with lengthy entries followed by references for further reading. Many illustrations. Indexed
The Encyclopedia of soil science by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

34 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume gives a comprehensive, alphabetical treatment of basic soil science ... useul reference volume that summarized basic facts and concepts."--Pref. Includes references to the literature. Indexed
Carbonate rocks by George V Chilingar( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of hydrology and water resources( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of planetary sciences by James H Shirley( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planetary science is a truly multidisciplinary subject. The book deals with the atmospheres, surfaces and interiors of the planets and moons, and with the interplanetary environment of plasma and fields, as well as with asteroids and meteorites. Processes such as accretion, differentiation, thermal evolution, and impact cratering form another category of entries. Remote sensing techniques employed in investigation and exploration, such as magnetometry, photometry, and spectroscopy are described in separate articles. In addition, the Encyclopedia chronicles the history of planetary science, including biographies of pioneering scientists, and detailed descriptions of all major lunar and planetary missions and programs
Encyclopedia of geochemistry by Clare P Marshall( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Geochemistry is a complete reference text to this evolving field. Over 200 international scientists, all experts in their specialties, have written over 345 separate topics on different aspects of Geochemistry including: Organics, Trace Elements, Isotopes, High and Low Temperature Geochemistry and Ore Deposits, to name just a few. The instruments used to refine geochemical techniques are each described in detail, and the chemical elements have their own separate entries which include common mineralogical, petrological and sedimentological depictions." "Each topic incorporates cross referencing to related articles and also has its own reference list, to lead the reader to the essential articles within the published literature. The entries are arranged alphabetically, for easy access, and the subject and citation indices are comprehensive and extensive."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of environmental science by David Alexander( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strongly interdisciplinary and wide-ranging survey of the environment of life on Earth: the most authoritative and comprehensive source on environmental science to be collected together in a single volume. Unique in presenting both a basic overview and detailed information on environmental topics. Entries are arranged in an encyclopedic A-Z format and contain extensive cross-references to related entries, as well as references to primary and secondary literature. Over 370 separate entries prepared by 228 leading experts from 25 countries. Incorporates 25 substantial in-depth treatments of key areas and also includes biographies of leading scientists and environmentalists. Contains a comprehensive subject index and a citation index of all referenced authors. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary reference work, which crosses many fields of interest and includes a wide variety of scholarly and authoritative articles on mankind's environment. It provides information on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere and is careful to focus on the connections between these realms and the Earth as a whole. Taken as a whole, the Encyclopedia surveys basic environmental science and applied areas of study, and is drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences and social sciences. The 228 authors from 25 different countries, many of whom are the leading authorities in their field, include biologists, ecologists, geographers, geologists, political scientists, soil scientists, hydrologists, climatologists, and representatives of many other disciplines and academic specialties. The work, which is amply referenced and cross-referenced, consists of substantial essays on major topics, medium-sized entries and short definitional entries. The shorter entries include useful biographies of leading scientists and environmentalists. The Encyclopedia will be invaluable to all readers interested in the environment of life on Earth, its past, present and future, and its physical and social dimensions. The text provides a source of well-classified basic information as well as covering the leading theories and important debates in the environmental sciences. In addition, the book also includes assessments of the future prospects for the Earth's environment in the face of pollution, population increases and the accelerating transformation of land, air, water and vegetational systems. The Encyclopedia is unique in presenting both a basic overview and detailed information on environmental topics and is suitable for the general scientific reader and the specialized environmental scientist in academic institutions, research laboratories or private practice
Annotated bibliography of Quaternary shorelines, 1945-1964 by Horace G Richards( Book )

32 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of European and Asian regional geology by Rhodes W Fairbridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized alphabetically by country, this volume provides an overview of the general geology of Europe and Asia, excluding the Arab countries and Israel. Articles primarily contain information about the stratigraphy, structure, tectonics and natural resour
Greenhouse effect, sea level, and drought by Roland Paepe( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after the creation of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels) in 1970, currently labelled as VUB, a Department of Quaternary Geology was installed within the Faculty of Science in 1974. At the beginning it dealt mainly with the study of periglacial loess deposits of the Pleistocene Glacial Period in Central Belgium and with coastal deposits in relation to sea level rise during the warm Holocene period covering the last 10,000 years, in which the dawn of civilization took place step by step. Today the same research teams widen their scope of interest: they are presently studying the loess plateau in the People's Republic of China and the world-wide problems associated with sea level rise, coastal erosion being one of the most devastating natural hazards. More and more emphasis is put on problems concerning environmental engineering and those dealing with global change. Since 1975 UNESCO sponsored a number of symposia of the International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA), whose secretariat was located on the VUB Campus grounds from 1973 to 1982. In 1981 the Applied Geology Department ofthe Faculty of Applied Sciences was created. The NATO-Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), organized in Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) in March 1989 was a climax of this series of Global Change gatherings. As Rector of the VUB, I am satisfied that the VUB, through its Earth Technology Institute, of both USA and Belgium could cooperate with NATO and the National Science Foundations in cosponsoring such an initiative
Encyclopedia of lakes and reservoirs by Lars Bengtsson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world?s growing population faces the challenge of meeting ever-larger demands for fresh water, not only for drinking but also for agriculture, industry and recreation. Already some one billion people are at risk from over-use, water withdrawals and pollution of these water bodies. So scientific knowledge of the lakes and reservoirs, which hold about 90% of the world's surface fresh water, is increasingly critical to meeting the multiplicity of needs. The Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs offers a comprehensive and authoritative review of physical, chemical and ecological characteristics of lakes and reservoirs, as well as describing their uses and environmental conditions and trends in all parts of the world. More than 165 scientists from over 30 countries have contributed in both large and small ways to this authoritative volume. Superbly illustrated throughout, it includes some 200 entries in a wide range of topics, including acidification, artificialisation, biology, canals, climate change effects, chemicals, dams, dew ponds, drainage, ecological, eutrophication, evaporation, fisheries, geographical, geological, hydrological, hydro-electric power, nutrients, organic pollution, paleolimnology, reservoir capacities and depths, sedimentation, water resources
Carbonate rocks. Physical and chemical aspects by George V Chilingar( Book )

46 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of hydrology and water resources
Alternative Names
Fairbridge, R. W.

Fairbridge, R.W. 1914-

Fairbridge, R.W. 1914-2006

Fairbridge, R.W. (Rhodes Whitmore), 1914-

Fairbridge, R. W. (Rhodes Whitmore), 1914-2006

Fairbridge, Rh. W.

Fairbridge, Rhodes W.

Fairbridge, Rhodes W. 1914-2006

Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitemore

Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitmere 1914-2006

Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitmore

Fairbridge, Rhodes Whitmore 1914-2006

Fèjrbridž, R.

Rhodes Fairbridge Australian geologist

Whitmore Fairbridge, Rhodes 1914-2006

Фейрбридж, Р. У 1914-2006

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Encyclopedia of hydrology and water resourcesEncyclopedia of planetary sciencesEncyclopedia of geochemistryEncyclopedia of environmental scienceEncyclopedia of European and Asian regional geologyGreenhouse effect, sea level, and droughtEncyclopedia of lakes and reservoirsCarbonate rocks. Physical and chemical aspects