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The Geology of Somalia: A Selected Bibliography of Somalian Geology, Geography and Earth Science

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This bibliography on the geology, geography, and other earth sciences of Somalia was initiated to fill a request for current information on that war-torn state. The bibliography brings together selected citations from a variety of different cartographic, geographical, geological, agricultural, hydrological, and other earth science resources. Sources include scientific societies, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, commercial databanks, and major research libraries. Most of the citations have information on where the item can be located and used on site, or borrowed through inter-library loan. In other cases, copies of the items can be purchased from the originating source or through commercial document delivery services. Retrieval information, such as ISSN, ISBN, OCLC, and Library of Congress numbers are provided whenever possible. Very often, scientific publications in less developed countries are not published in large numbers, and it is very difficult to retrieve reports or maps more than a few years old. This bibliography is intended to be a resource for those scientific citations on Somalia that can still be retrieved. Within these citations are many variations in spelling and place names. Many scientific and cartographic investigations were done in Cushitic and European and Semitic languages, such as Arabic, English, French, Italian, and Somali. Thus, the same name may be spelled differently according to the languages used. Mogadisco, Mogadiscio, Mogadishu, Mogadischu, and Muqdisho are all variations on the name of the capital city. The river Juba can be spelled Jubba, Juba, Giuba, etc., according to the language used, as can the port city of Chisimaio, Chisimayo, Kismayo, Kisimayo, Kisymao, etc. So any search for authors, place names, and locations in this bibliography should take into account spelling variations.

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  • Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
  • Geography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

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