AGI Releases The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth Edition

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AGI Releases The Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth Edition
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Alexandria, VA - The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce the release of the Geoscience Handbook: AGI Data Sheets, Fifth Edition.

For more than 40 years, AGI's Data Sheets have been a critical tool for the geoscientist in the field, the lab, and the classroom. For decades its bright orange cover and three-ring binding were distinctive in the geoscience community. The book evolved into its current, full-color and spiral bound format with the 2005 debut of the fourth edition.

Now AGI has tapped some of the best minds in the geosciences to produce this fifth edition. Featuring the contributions of over 240 experts worldwide in their respective fields, this new, expanded edition is over 490 full-color pages. Three years of work went into the Handbook to broaden its scope across the disciplines. With more than 170 complete new data sheets, and full revisions of prior data sheets, over 85% of the content is either new or revised for the fifth edition. The Geoscience Handbook is the quick reference tool for key metrics and concepts, a guide to cornerstone papers and recent developments, as well as short tutorials on topics that may not be familiar to all geoscientists.

The new edition is $59.99 ($47.99 for AGI member society members) plus shipping charges and is now available directly from AGI at and soon on 
ISBN: 978-0-913312-47-6

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The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represents more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists and other earth scientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment.

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