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Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science: A Handbook by P For Sale

Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science: A Handbook by P
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Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science by Pillarisetty Venkataramana

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Description The main purpose of the book is to group these resources together and to provide the URLs and hyperlinks in order that a researcher, teacher or student can access them with the minimum effort, time and cost.

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Summary: Though an enormous amount of information relating to earth sciences are available on the Internet, for a serious researcher, teacher, librarian or a student who has deadlines to meet, searching the Internet for specific scientific information can at times be frustrating. The main purpose of the book is to group these resources together and to provide the URLs and hyperlinks in order that a researcher, teacher or student can access them with the minimum effort, time and cost. The book also introduces the reader to a few basic concepts that propel the Internet and the World Wide Web so that he or she can make informed searches apart from assessing the quality and reliability of the data available on the Net. A brief introduction is provided on the current status of the draft treaty by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the EU directive on copyright restrictions for scientific databases and what a researcher is permitted to do with the data obtained from the Internet, especially those from a commercial data provider. Key Features: 1.Earth science resources on the Internet are grouped into various categories: such as journals, databases, multimedia, directories, teaching aids and mailing lists 2.Online earth science publications and a list of open access publications related to earth sciences 3.The databases are further grouped into bibliographic data, specimen collection, chemical analysis, geophysical data, etc. 4.A comparative study of various search engines in extracting scientific information from the Net are provided 5.Details of the URLs and the type of data they contain are presented in tables for easy readability The Author: The author holds a PhD in geochemistry and petrology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He worked as a professional geologist for 22 years in the Geological Survey of India and has wide experience in geological mapping, mineral exploration, GIS, computer programming languages and RDBMS. At present he works for Domex e-Data Pvt. Ltd., a knowledge management and outsourcing company based in Chennai, India as its Executive Director. Readership: The book is useful to researchers, librarians, teachers and students. Contents: Introduction Earth science resources and the internet Databases and other resources for the Polar Regions Geochemistry Geophysics and environmental studies Marine sciences Palaeontology Geology and geomorphology Conclusions Detailed bibliography

Author Biography

Dr P. Venkataramana holds a PhD in geochemistry and petrology from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He worked as a professional geologist for 22 years in the Geological Survey of India and has wide experience in geological mapping, mineral exploration, GIS, computer programming languages and RDBMS. At present he works for Domex e-Data Pvt. Ltd., a knowledge management and outsourcing company based in Chennai, India as its Executive Director.

Details ISBN 1843342383 ISBN-13 9781843342380 Title Online Databases and Other Internet Resources for Earth Science Author Pillarisetty Venkataramana Format Paperback Year 2007 Pages 332 Publisher Elsevier Science & Technology Dimensions9.2 in. x 6.1 in. x 9.1 in. GE_Item_ID:11720109; About Us

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