Atlas of United States Environmental Issues

Atlas of United States Environmental Issues

by Robert J. Mason, Mark T. Mattson
     
 

State by state, city by city, the Atlas presents the most up-to-date data concerning the condition of our wildlife and wilderness, natural resources and energy, agricultural lands, and urban centers. See more details below

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State by state, city by city, the Atlas presents the most up-to-date data concerning the condition of our wildlife and wilderness, natural resources and energy, agricultural lands, and urban centers.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Chock full of environmental data from regional visibility ranges to degrees of light pollution in the Southwest, this title makes fascinating browsing and infers a compelling case for ecological action. Brief historical and political overviews of the environmental movement are followed by the book's core: vivid maps, charts, and graphs with accompanying text detailing the physical and political factors that contribute to the country's environmental issues. Unusual in a reference book, the authors voice concern about ecologically adverse government policies and administrations. Some of the information, compiled from a wide variety of sources, is dated, but this generally does not detract from a book that presents a provocative picture of our environmental condition. A worthwhile acquisition for public, school, and academic libraries.-- Linda Knaack, Univ. of Lowell, Mass.
Booknews
Not a coffee-table glossy but a systematic, detailed representation (both narrative and graphic) of environmental information. Some 130 four-color maps, photographs, charts, graphs, and diagrams illustrate contemporary issues and events, providing a spatial "texture" of the country's environmental condition. Additional focus maps furnish case studies of major events and places, such as the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, the 1988 Yellowstone fires, Love Canal, and the Valdez oil spill. Political, economic, public policy, regulatory, and conservation issues are also addressed. 141/4x101/4". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028972619
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
12/01/1990
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
14.50(w) x 10.45(h) x 1.07(d)

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