Recent Advances And Issues In Environmental Science

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The changes and significant developments that have accompanied the relatively young field of environmental science are documented in this addition to the Oryx Frontiers of Science Series. From major causes for environmental concern to possible solutions, Environmental Science presents a balanced and comprehensive view of the collective fields of ecology, sociology, demography, and waste management. Special focus is on important environmental events and discoveries that occurred between 1996 and 1999. ...

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Overview

The changes and significant developments that have accompanied the relatively young field of environmental science are documented in this addition to the Oryx Frontiers of Science Series. From major causes for environmental concern to possible solutions, Environmental Science presents a balanced and comprehensive view of the collective fields of ecology, sociology, demography, and waste management. Special focus is on important environmental events and discoveries that occurred between 1996 and 1999. Additionally, related information is presented on key people, career opportunities, organizations, resources, and more. This is a must-have reference tool for understanding a larger view of environmental science.

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An introductory textbook intended for high school and undergraduate students. The material discusses current issues in environmental science and explains some of the basic concepts of the science, as well as the methods of the field. Also included is reference material on environmental organizations, information sources, and terms. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573562447
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Series: ABC-CLIO Frontiers of Science Series
  • Pages: 346
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Meet the Author

JOAN R. CALLAHAN is an environmental scientist who has served as a consultant to many environmental engineering firms, land developers, and government agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, and the California Parks and Recreation Department.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Chapter 1. Environmental Science Today: Discoveries 1
Chapter 2. Environmental Science Today: Events 59
Chapter 3. Environmental Technologies and Management Tools Today 82
Chapter 4. Unsolved Problems, Unanswered Questions 135
Chapter 5. Social Issues 166
Chapter 6. Biographical Sketches 195
Chapter 7. Career Information 215
Chapter 8. Documents 231
Chapter 9. Environmental Data 247
Chapter 10. Organizations and Associations 258
Chapter 11. Print and Electronic Resources 274
Chapter 12. Glossary of Terms 288
Index 305
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