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Covers All Aspects of the Environment

Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work covers all aspects of the environment, from the Everglades to the Himalayas, from legislation in Australia to pollution problems in Eastern Europe, from tropical rain forests to the Porcupine Caribou herd of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic. The Encyclopedia is filled with valuable information, encompassing studies of species (butterflies, bats, elephants, dolphins), conservation efforts, environmental organizations, treaties, toxic-chemical hazards, resource conservation, conservation concepts (biodiversity, landscape ecology) energy-use impacts, and other vital subjects. The coverage reflects environmental concerns that have dominated front-page headlines for the past four decades: from the Exxon Valdez to Bhopal and Chernobyl, from air pollution to Love Canal, from whale and dolphin preservation to rhino poaching.

Original Articles by Experts

Some of the best-known environmental professionals in the world have written original articles for this multidisciplinary Encyclopedia, including Norman Myers, Eugene C. Hargrove, Reed F. Noss, Max Oelschlaeger, J. Baird Callicott, George Sessions, M.S. Swaminathan, Gilbert F. White, Michael E. Kraft, Michael P. Cohen, Paul Ekins, and many others. The authors are from 14 countries, and their expertise encompasses the sciences, the professions, social sciences, and humanities. Also represented are the perspectives of major environmental organizations and government agencies in six countries. Maintaining a healthy balance between science and social science, the Encyclopedia is very strong in law, politics, environmental organizations and history, legislation, and government agencies in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the European Community.

A comprehensive subject index, extensive cross-references, and see and see also references with each article make it easy for users to pinpoint exactly the information they need. Also includes three maps.

Book News Annotation:

An excellent reference for a wide audience. It covers all aspects of the environment in some 500 signed original articles which encompass studies of species, conservation efforts, environmental organizations, treaties, toxic chemical hazards, resource conservation, conservation concepts, energy-use impacts, and other subjects. The authors are from 14 countries, and they write from the perspectives of numerous disciplines and professions. Also represented are the perspectives of major environmental organizations and government agencies in six countries. The entries include further readings and are thoroughly cross-referenced.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work covers all aspects of the environment, from the Everglades to the Himalayas, from legislation in Australia to pollution problems in eastern Europe, from tropical rain forests to the porcupine caribou herd of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic.

The Encyclopedia is filled with valuable information, encompassing studies of species (butterflies, bats, elephants, dolphins), conservation efforts, environmental organizations, wearies, toxic-chemical hazards, resource conservation, conservation concepts (biodiversity, landscape ecology) energy-use impacts, and other vital subjects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824061012
Subtitle:
An Encyclopedia
Publisher:
Routledge
Editor:
Paehlke, Robert C.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmental sciences
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources
Subject:
Environmentalism
Subject:
Conservation of natural resources -- Encyclopedias.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental sciences -- Encyclopedias.
Subject:
Environmental protection -- Encyclopedias.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Garland Reference Library of Social Science
Series Volume:
0645
Publication Date:
July 1995
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
808
Dimensions:
10.32x7.42x1.94 in. 3.44 lbs.

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Product details 808 pages Garland Publishing, Incorporated - English 9780824061012 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on both problems and solutions, this authoritative reference work covers all aspects of the environment, from the Everglades to the Himalayas, from legislation in Australia to pollution problems in eastern Europe, from tropical rain forests to the porcupine caribou herd of the Alaskan and Canadian Arctic.

The Encyclopedia is filled with valuable information, encompassing studies of species (butterflies, bats, elephants, dolphins), conservation efforts, environmental organizations, wearies, toxic-chemical hazards, resource conservation, conservation concepts (biodiversity, landscape ecology) energy-use impacts, and other vital subjects.

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