Synopses & Reviews
Written in a clear, accessible style, the Oxford Dictionary of Ecology contains over 5,000 entries on all aspects of ecology and related environmental scientific disciplines such as biogeography, genetics, soil science, geomorphology, atmospheric science, and oceanography. Coverage is wide-ranging and includes plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, pollution, conservation, and habitat management, evolution, environmental pollution, climatology and meteorology. Entries are cross-referenced for ease of use and are supported by clear diagrams where appropriate. Fully revised, updated, and expanded, the third edition contains over 30 new illustrations and over 200 new entries. It also includes a new appendix listing useful websites for further research. Invaluable to students of ecology or any branch of the environmental sciences, this reference is also a perfect tool for general readers with an interest in the natural world.
About the Author
has written numerous books on environmental science, including the Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate
and the Facts on File Weather and Climate Handbook
. He is the General Editor of the Oxford Dictionaries of Zoology and Plant Sciences, and co-author of the Dictionary of Earth Sciences