Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology / Edition 4

Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology / Edition 4

by Andrew Porteous
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470061944

ISBN-13: 9780470061947

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470061947
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Pages:
826
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to Fourth Edition ix

Preface to Third Edition xi

Preface to Second Edition xiii

Preface xv

Introduction xvii

Acknowledgements xix

Abbreviations xxiii

The Dictionary 1

Appendix I Pollution and the environment-organizations 779

Appendix II The Periodic Table 791

Table of Chemical Elements 792

Appendix III Table of prefixes for SI units 795

Appendix IV Conversion table for SI and British units 796

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