Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: John F. Mongillo,Linda Zierdt-Warshaw
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781573561471
Category: Nature
Page: 450
View: 8766
Provides information related to environmental science; defines terms and identifies key people, organizations, events, statutes, treaties, places, creatures, and technology; and includes a chronology from 1798 to 2000.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering: A-L

Author: James R. Pfafflin,Edward N. Ziegler
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849398438
Category: Environmental engineering
Page: 1382
View: 4517
Completely revised and updated, Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition spans the entire spectrum of environmental science and engineering. Still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in this field, the monumental two-volume encyclopedia has expanded to include 87 articles on topics ranging from acid rain, air pollution, and community health, to environmental law, instrumentation, modeling, alternative energy, toxicology, radioactive waste, and water treatment. The articles have been extensively revised and updated, new ones have been added to cover the latest developments related to today's environmental problems. The result is a reference work that provides the information necessary to understand, manage, and respond to threats to the human environment.

McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: McGraw-Hill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Category: Science
Page: 807
View: 8582
Hundreds of well-illustrated articles explore the most important fields of science. Based on content from the McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, Fifth Edition, the most widely used and respected science reference of its kind in print, the new Concise Encyclopedia Series delivers: * Detailed, well-illustrated explanations, not just definitions * Hundreds of concise yet authoritative articles in each volume * An easy-to-understand presentation, accessible and intersting to non-specialists * A portable, convenient format * Bibliographies, appendices, and other information to supplement the articles

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: D.E. Alexander,Rhodes W. Fairbridge
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0412740508
Category: Science
Page: 786
View: 4291
A strongly interdisciplinary and wide-ranging survey of the environment of life on Earth: the most authoritative and comprehensive source on environmental science to be collected together in a single volume. Unique in presenting both a basic overview and detailed information on environmental topics. Entries are arranged in an encyclopedic A-Z format and contain extensive cross-references to related entries, as well as references to primary and secondary literature. Over 370 separate entries prepared by 228 leading experts from 25 countries. Incorporates 25 substantial in-depth treatments of key areas and also includes biographies of leading scientists and environmentalists. Contains a comprehensive subject index and a citation index of all referenced authors. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary reference work, which crosses many fields of interest and includes a wide variety of scholarly and authoritative articles on mankind's environment. It provides information on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere and is careful to focus on the connections between these realms and the Earth as a whole. Taken as a whole, the Encyclopedia surveys basic environmental science and applied areas of study, and is drawn from the physical sciences, life sciences and social sciences. The 228 authors from 25 different countries, many of whom are the leading authorities in their field, include biologists, ecologists, geographers, geologists, political scientists, soil scientists, hydrologists, climatologists, and representatives of many other disciplines and academic specialties. The work, which is amply referenced and cross-referenced, consists of substantial essays on major topics, medium-sized entries and short definitional entries. The shorter entries include useful biographies of leading scientists and environmentalists. The Encyclopedia will be invaluable to all readers interested in the environment of life on Earth, its past, present and future, and its physical and social dimensions. The text provides a source of well-classified basic information as well as covering the leading theories and important debates in the environmental sciences. In addition, the book also includes assessments of the future prospects for the Earth's environment in the face of pollution, population increases and the accelerating transformation of land, air, water and vegetational systems. The Encyclopedia is unique in presenting both a basic overview and detailed information on environmental topics and is suitable for the general scientific reader and the specialized environmental scientist in academic institutions, research laboratories or private practice.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: Sybil P. Parker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Social Science
Page: 858
View: 7230
Covers a broad spectrum of environmental subjects, including meteorology, climatology, ecology, conservation, pollution, and soil conservation, in two revised and expanded sections featuring topics of general interest and alphabetically arranged articles on scientific and technical concepts. Over 600 illustrations. Intended for use by scientists, engineers, and concerned citizens. Published 1980.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Environmental Science & Engineering

Author: Sybil P. Parker,Robert A. Corbitt
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 749
View: 2644
Discusses topics in such fields as meteorology, public health, geophysics, and oceanography

Encyclopedia of Environmental Studies

Author: William Ashworth,Charles E. Little
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816042555
Category: Science
Page: 600
View: 5981
Defines terms dealing with botany, economics, chemistry, ecology, biology, geography, and geology, and identifies important organizations, individuals, and events.

Encyclopedia of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Author: John Wayne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781632392305
Category: Science
Page: 390
View: 7814
Earth and environmental sciences is a dynamic field in which new problems arise with time and the old ones often re-emerge. We have come to face a situation where new environmental challenges arise every day and we need to make some fast and binding decisions. In many cases information regarding geological processes is crucial to find out an appropriate explanation. The main aim of this book is to present the readers with a broad overview of Earth and Environmental Sciences. We are hopeful that this recent research will offer readers with a helpful foundation for discussing and analyzing specific environmental issues and will help in generating new techniques to tackle these problems. This book is a comprehensive read on different aspects of environmental sciences including hydrogeology, mineralogy, soil and remote sensing.

International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics

Author: John Barry,E. Gene Frankland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415202855
Category: Nature
Page: 513
View: 7600
Why care about the environment? Is the earth's climate really changing for the worse? What are CFCs exactly? And who or what is the WTO? What are the causes of environmental problems? Who are the main actors, and what are the main ideas and issues in international environmental politics? Which countries have the best/worst environmental record and policies? The International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics is the essential reference source to enable all those with an interest in the politics of the environment - particularly students and academics working within political science - to answer these questions, and to explore many other related topics in international environmental politics. It will be welcomed as an essential teaching resource and a trusty companion to independent study. Written by a team of international experts, the Encyclopedia is vital for fact-checking, provides authoritative initial orientation to a particular topic or issue and will serve as a solid starting point for wider explanation. With over 300 fully cross-referenced entries, many of which are followed with suggestions for further reading, the Encyclopedia includes: * Country and regional entries, with country entries giving a concise overview of the history, main actors, issues and policies related to its environmental politics * Normative and ethical dimensions of environmental politics, from animal rights, social and global justice to deep ecology * Environmental movements, organizations, struggles and actors from local to international levels * Issues in international environmental politics such as global warming, biodiversity, trade and the environment * Prominent individuals (historical and current) who have inspired or been actively involved in international environmental politics - such as Mahatma Gandhi, Petra Kelly, Vandana Shiva and Aldo Leopold * Central topics and issues in environmental politics - such as global warming, globalization, wildlife preservation, eco-taxes, energy production and consumption, sustainable development and the World Trade Organisation

Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology: A-E

Author: William Aaron Nierenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780122267314
Category: Science
Page: 767
View: 2414

Encyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediation

Author: Robert Allen Meyers
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471166320
Category: Science
Page: 5400
View: 3540
A much needed professional-level encyclopedia covering all aspects of the environment. It includes 400 articles published together in eight volumes. It brings together the disciplines of chemistry, biology, engineering, physics and mathematics to provide comprehensive coverage of the entire field. It covers topics from pollution sources, transport, regulations and health effects through sampling and remediation. Includes detailed charts and figures and subjects presented on a first principle basis.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Three Volume Set
Author: John A Matthews
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473928192
Category: Nature
Page: 1496
View: 8414
Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: Conservation Demographic change Environmental management Environmental policy Environmental security Food security Glaciation Green Revolution Human impact on environment Industrialization Landuse change Military impacts on environment Mining and mining impacts Nuclear energy Pollution Renewable resources Solar energy Sustainability Tourism Trade Water resources Water security Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265585
Category: Science
Page: 2736
View: 3190
The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.

Encyclopedia of energy technology and the environment

Author: Attilio Bisio,Sharon Boots
Publisher: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 2964
View: 8484

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences

Author: James R. Holton,Judith A. Curry
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0080523579
Category: Science
Page: 2780
View: 9213
This authoritative resource covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences - including both theory and applications. Nearly 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs are presented, many in full-color. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences has been developed alongside the award-winning Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. Together these references provide readers with a comprehensive resource and a link between these two fields. Also available online on ScienceDirect. For online version information, please visit http://www.info.sciencedirect.com/reference_works Covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences - including both theory and applications Presents nearly 350 articles and over 1,900 figures and photographs Broad-ranging articles include topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction An ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences The Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences was developed alongside the award-winning Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences; together these references provide readers with a comprehensive resource and a link between these two fields

Macmillan encyclopedia of the environment

Author: Stephen R. Kellert,Richard Haley
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN: 9780028973814
Category: Science
Page: 797
View: 3793
Provides basic information about such topics as minerals, energy resources, pollution, soils and erosion, wildlife and extinction, agriculture, the ocean, wilderness, hazardous wastes, population, environmental laws, ecology, and evolution.

Encyclopedia of Soil Science

Author: Ward Chesworth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402039948
Category: Nature
Page: 902
View: 9581
The Encyclopedia of Soil Science provides a comprehensive, alphabetical treatment of basic soil science in a single volume. It constitutes a wide ranging and authorative collection of some 160 academic articles covering the salient aspects of soil physics, chemistry, biology, fertility, technology, genesis, morphology, classification and geomorphology. With increased usage of soil for world food production, building materials, and waste repositories, demand has grown for a better global understanding of soil and its processes. longer articles by leading authorities from around the world are supplemented by some 430 definitions of common terms in soil sciences.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

Author: Craig Willard Allin
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587657375
Category: Nature
Page: 1487
View: 3761
"This four-volume set assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms." --Publisher.