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Allaby, Michael

Overview
Works: 428 works in 1,669 publications in 5 languages and 56,948 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Literature  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Popular works  Terminology 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Redactor, Contributor, htt
Classifications: QH540.4, 550.3
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Most widely held works about Michael Allaby
 
Most widely held works by Michael Allaby
The Concise Oxford dictionary of zoology by Michael Allaby( )

104 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 4,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of zoology available. Covering all aspects of the study of animals, and now fully revised for this new edition, it is ideal for students and will be invaluable to amateur naturalists."--BOOK JACKET. "Over 5,000 entries; wide coverage including animal behaviour, ecology, physiology, genetics, cytology, evolution, earth history, and zoogeography; full taxonomic coverage of arthropods, other invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals; and new material on genetics, evolutionary studies, and mammalian physiology."--Jacket
The Concise Oxford dictionary of ecology by Michael Allaby( )

114 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 4,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The more than 5,000 terms in this dictionary are of use to multiple disciplines: geographers, architects, planners and students. The terms come from ecology, environmental pollution, conservation, biogeography, animal behavior, evolutionary theory, earth science, botany, and geography. The source avoids political issues, but explains concepts and describes natural processes. It is arranged in alphabetical order with cross-references, especially to embedded definitions. Entries vary in length from one sentence to half a column. The language is fairly technical and this limits the source to high school collections
A dictionary of plant sciences by Michael Allaby( )

85 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in English and held by 3,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging and informative dictionary contains over 5,500 clear and concise entires on all aspects of botany. Invaluable to students, amateur botanists, and naturalists, it will also provide a useful reference tool for anyone with interests in agriculture, horticulture, physical geography, and related areas." "This book: covers plants, bacteria, fungi, lichens, and algae; comprehensive classification (approximately one-third of the entries are devoted to taxonomic groups from bacteria and fungi to the main groups of flowering and non-flowering plants; and multi-disciplinary coverage includes terms from biochemistry, plant physiology, cytology, ecology, genetics, evolution, biogeography, earth history, and the earth sciences."--Jacket
Basics of environmental science by Michael Allaby( )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basics of Environmental Science is an introduction to environmental study. The book offers everyone studying and interested in the environment, an essential understanding of natural environments and the way they function. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities." "In this second edition, the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explained. These include global warming, genetically modified foods, desertification, acid rain, deforestation, human population growth, depleting resources and nuclear power generation. There are also descriptions of the 10 major biomes."--Jacket
A dictionary of earth sciences by Ailsa Allaby( Book )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This dictionary offers coverage of earth sciences, including terms used in geology, oceanography, volcanology, mineralogy, palaeontology, and planetary science. Revised and updated, it is a guide for anyone studying or interested in earth sciences."--Jacket
Dictionary of the environment by Michael Allaby( Book )

67 editions published between 1884 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tornadoes by Michael Allaby( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about tornadoes, discussing the conditions that lead to their formation, looking at what happens during the course of the ferocious storms, and tracing the wreckage of some of the major twisters of the past
Temperate forests by Michael Allaby( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the ecology, biology, and chemistry of the forest and explores the role the temperate forest has in the modern economy
Deserts by Michael Allaby( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides coverage on the world's most important deserts, the plants and animals that have adapted to them, their climates, and desert peoples
The Oxford dictionary of natural history( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With clear, concise definitions of over 11,000 terms, this dictionary is the ideal reference for specialists and nonspecialists alike: students, teachers, scientists, amateur naturalists, and anyone interested in our natural environment. A new compilation that reflects the growing and changing vocabulary of science, the dictionary draws entries from many scientific disciplines, as well as from taxonomy. It includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, genetics, biochemistry, and physiology that readers are likely to encounter in literature dealing with plant and animal growth, structure, or behavior. At the same time, the dictionary will serve those in other disciplines who encounter unfamiliar taxonomic terms in their reading and research. Written by an international team of twenty specialists, and with the aid of a distinguished advisory board, the dictionary provides world-wide coverage. Line drawings are included to clarify meanings where needed, and cross-references refer readers from particular species to entries on families and major genera. The only one-volume work to provide extensive coverage of all aspects of natural history, this is an essential new reference source
How the weather works by Michael Allaby( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"100 ways parents and kids can share the secrets of the atmosphere"--Jacket subtitle
DK guide to the weather by Michael Allaby( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including climate and seasons, wind and gales, lightning and thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, solar wonders, and weather forecasting
Hurricanes by Michael Allaby( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about hurricanes, describing the conditions that lead to their formation, discussing what happens during the course of such storms, explaining how they are tracked and named, and looking at some historic hurricanes
The encyclopedia of Earth : a complete visual guide by Michael Allaby( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers new visual interpretations of many concepts and facts, painting a fascinating picture of Earth today and across the ages
The Concise Oxford dictionary of earth sciences by Ailsa Allaby( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droughts by Michael Allaby( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about droughts, discussing why water is the most precious substance on earth, describing how global climate change might affect the severity of droughts, and looking at past and recent droughts
A dictionary of environment and conservation by Chris C Park( )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides over 9,000 alphabetically arranged entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment, including concise and authoritative information on key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. For the second edition, Allaby has added over 700 new entries. The dictionary also features many useful appendices that provide sources of online data on the environment, international environment treaties, the Beaufort scale of wind strength, a geological time-scale, the chemical elements, and SI units. In addition, readers have access to recommended web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. The book also includes line drawings to illustrate entries." -- From the Publisher
Encyclopedia of weather and climate by Michael Allaby( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than 1,400 cross-referenced entries on a range of topics related to weather and climate, plus appendices with information on notable people, laws, ocean currents, disasters, and discoveries
Floods by Michael Allaby( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on these most damaging of all natural disasters from the perspective of basic meteorology and environmental science, including floodplains, aquifers, tsunamis, the cost of floods, and prevention
Blizzards by Michael Allaby( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the science behind blizzards, discussing how, why, and where they occur, showing how they differ from ordinary snowstorms, and looking at some of the most significant blizzards of the past
 
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A dictionary of plant sciences
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The Concise Oxford dictionary of ecologyA dictionary of plant sciencesBasics of environmental scienceA dictionary of earth sciencesDictionary of the environmentTornadoesTemperate forestsDeserts
Alternative Names
Allaby, M. 1933-

Allaby, Michael 1933-

Allaby, Mike

Michael Allaby author

Michael Allaby Brits lexicograaf

ألبي، ميكائيل، 1933-

مايكل ألبي، 1933-

앨러비, 마이클 1933

앨러비, 미카엘

앨러비, 미하엘

엘러비, 미카엘

엘러비, 미카엘 1933-

アラビー, M

アラビー, マイク

アラビー, マイケル

アラビー, ミカエル

ミカエル・アラビ

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