Dictionary Of Environmental Science And Technology / Edition 4

Dictionary Of Environmental Science And Technology / Edition 4

by Andrew Porteous
     
 

This superb and highly-acclaimed dictionary includes over 4000 in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology, associated with environmental protection and resource management. In addition, it contains numerous illustrations, a wide range of international case studies and extensive cross-references to guide the reader. The fourth edition represents a

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This superb and highly-acclaimed dictionary includes over 4000 in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology, associated with environmental protection and resource management. In addition, it contains numerous illustrations, a wide range of international case studies and extensive cross-references to guide the reader. The fourth edition represents a major update with 30% new material, additional illustrations and a greatly expanded list of relevant web resources.

Reviews of previous editions:

"This is a veritable Whitakers' Almanac of useful information on all aspects of science and the natural environment, and its author needs little introduction. It is as useful for dipping into - being crammed with fascinating facts - as it is for checking definitions. Essential for layman and specialist alike."
—Packaging Week

"...Porteous' book will contribute to better understanding and protection of the world's environment..."
Photosynthetica

"This dictionary is highly recommended as a valuable reference for both students and professionals working in environmental science and technology."
International Journal of Environment and Pollution

"...a formidable rival of many much more expensive and heavier volumes. Porteous succeeds to precisely describe the chosen terms without compromise to readability. Cross-references nicely bring together additional  or related information. The reader is often captured by the well-written text and is kept reading far beyond the sought-after term."
Environmental Geology

Dictionary of Environmental Science and technology, Fourth Edition will be an indispensable reference for all students and professionals concerned with the world's environment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470061954
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Pages:
826
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Fourth Edition

Preface to Third Edition

Preface to Second Edition

Preface

Introduction

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

The Dictionary

Appendix I Pollution and the environment - organizations

Appendix II The Periodic Table

Table of Chemical Elements

Appendix III Table of Prefixes for SI units

Appendix IV Conversion table for SI and British units

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