Weighty contribution to world marine geosciences knowledge: a review
Abstract In 2016, SPRINGER has published in the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series a big volume entitled Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences). DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6238-1. This Encyclopedia comprises the current knowledge in marine geosciences and offers an overview of the oceans’ and marginal seas’ geo-resources. The Edition is arranged alphabetically as is a rule for encyclopedias taking descriptions from Abyssal Plains to Wilson Cycle, in 195 topics. Short but concise texts, actually in three–four pages, are of high scientific value, informative, well illustrated and supplied by bibliographies; at the end of texts the cross-reference terms are given, that in general with the detailed author and subject indexes makes easier to search required information.