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Nature volume 142, page 662 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN this German handbook of geological terms the definitions, descriptions and explanations are given briefly and in simple language. Where it has seemed desirable, illustrations are provided, and certain terms, such as erzlagerstätten, faltungsphase, formationskunde, orogenese, schichtung, are amplified by means of schemes of classification. In German -speaking countries, the book will be a useful guide to the “hard words and forbidding technicalities” of a subject which is much more attractive than its German nomenclature. In English-speaking countries, students of geology, geography and related subjects will find the book invaluable, whether they are learning to read scientific German or, at a higher level of ambition, attempting to cope with the growing flood of German contributions to geological literature. Clear explanations will here be found of many words for which hitherto they may have searched in vain.

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