This reference work attempts to define and illuminate each major aspect of modern environmental science. It describes scientific terminology related to the field, regulatory agencies and environmental laws, individual environmentalists and events that have had a profound effect on the environment.
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Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the environmental sciences, selection of a specific term for inclusion in an environmental encyclopedia becomes a judgment call. This encyclopedia is strong in earth science, chemistry, and forestry, but not as strong in gardening and issues affecting the average homeowner. For instance, "epilimnion," "cytotoxin," and "salvage cutting" are discussed, but not "organic farming," "radon," or "compost." Michael Allaby's Dictionary of the Envi ronment (New York Univ. Pr., 1989. 3d ed.) has a more popular approach and does include, for instance, the latter three terms. Ashworth's reference includes numerous entries for associations, but unlike Dictionary of the Environment , does not cover specific events such as Chernobyl. Even terms promised in the catalog copy for the book--"Three Mile Island," for instance--are not included. This reference may have some value, however, for research collections.
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"...a readable, informative source...highly recommended for public and undergraduate libraries..." - CHOICE "an up-to date dictionary...useful to activists, students, and others who need clear definitions...for terms in environmental literature..." - Booklist "...a very useful source of basic explanations of terms related to one of today's very hot topics." - Wilson Library Bulletin "...a major contribution to helping the diverse constituency of environmentalism speak the same language." - American Reference Books Annual"
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Descrizione libro Facts on File, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First Edition. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0816015317
Descrizione libro Facts on File, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0816015317