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The science of geology is going through a remarkable period of expansion and advancement. The New Penguin Dictionary of Geology contains over 7,500 fully updated definitions, making it the most extensive dictionary of the Earth sciences ever produced. It includes a full bibliography of up-to-date works covering all areas of geology. Authoritative and accessible, this new edition will prove invaluable to researcher, student and amateur geologist.

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PERLITE

An hydrated, silicic, volcanic GLASS with curved, concentric, `onion-skin' cracks probably arising from volume changes associated with the HYDRATION. Used commercially for thermal insulation and as a rooting medium.

HYDRATION LAYER DATING

A dating method for OBSIDIAN artefacts based on the phenomenon of OBSIDIAN'S absorbing water at a rate dependent on its chemical composition and the ambient temperature.

CORE

1 The central part of the Earth extending from the GUTENBERG DISCONINUITY with the MANTLE at 2900km to the centre of the Earth at 6370km. The composition is predominantly iron and nickel, but it must contain some other element(s) to reduce the DENSITY to its known value. The outer core, from about 2900-4980km, is fluid, and the site of generation of the GEOMAGNETIC FIELD, while the inner core, below 5120km, is solid. 2 A cylindrical specimen of rock recovered by drilling.

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Dr Philip Kearey is the senior lecturer in geophysics at Bristol University. He is fellow and chartered geologist of the Geological Society of London and has published numerous papers in various scientific journals. He is the editor of 'The Encyclopaedia of the Solid Earth Sciences' (1993) and co-editor of 'Global Tectonics' (1990) and 'Introduction to Geophysical Exploration.' (1991) He lives in Bristol.

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