The fourth edition of this Anglais–Français/French–English dictionary is an excellent compact book. It provides a very good reference source and guide for English- and French-speaking geoscientists. The dictionary starts with a fine short account on the methods used to write it. In the first pages, the authors draw the reader’s attention to a list of key references on various conventions, units, symbols, locality names, stratigraphic terms, tectonic terms and nomenclatures used in the dictionary. A good account on translation pitfalls such as the ‘faux amis’ is also provided. The stratigraphic time scale used (Odin et al. 1990) is somewhat...

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