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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."
"...Porteous' book will contribute to better understanding and protection of the world's environment..."
"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."
Dictionary of Environmental Science and technology, Fourth Edition will be an indispensable reference for all students and professionals concerned with the world's environment.
"...is the literary equivalent of a brain transplant." (Environment Business, November 2000)
"I shall certainly add it to the reference books I have on my desk ..." (Ecotoxicology, 2001)
"this is a good buy." (The Holocene, Vol 11/3, 2001)
"The items are easy and pleasant to read" (International Jnl of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol.80 No.298, 2001)
"extremely useful and excellent value for money" (Int. Jnl. of Environmental Studies, Vol.58, 2001)
"...Porteous' book will contribute to better understanding and protection of world's environment..." (Photosynthetica, Vol.40, No.2, 2002)
Preface to Third Edition
Preface to Second Edition
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