Environmental Encyclopedia

Environmental Encyclopedia

Book - 2003
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In this third edition reference, two hefty volumes contain some 1,300 alphabetically arranged articles relevant to the broad field of environmental studies. Layed out in a two-column format, the signed entries are written in plain language by contributors with scientific background as well as versatile freelance writers (all are identified). Entries range in length from a single paragraph defining a term (e.g. adaptation, acute effects, permeable, rain shadow) to several pages on processes and the significance of, for example biomass fuel, earthquakes, famines, ocean dumping, and solid waste. Many entries include up to about a half dozen book & periodical resources; all are cross-referenced through the use of boldface type within the article (a somewhat distracting method of referral). The second volume appends a historical chronology, a chronology of environmental legislation in the US, a listing of organizations, and a general index. There is no thematic index, which would be a useful addition to a future edition. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Detroit : Gale/Thomson-Gale, c2003
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780787654887
0787654884
9780787654870
0787654876
9780787654863
0787654868
Characteristics: 2 v. (xxxii, 1641 p.) : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bortman, Marci

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