Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

by Linda Zierdt-Warshaw


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Students and library users now have an excellent resource to consult when interpreting the major envirnomental issues that are reported daily. A valualble reference source with a comprehensive international scope, the Encyclopedia describes the important environmental terms pertinent to anyone interested in this vital field. Also indluded are over 200 detailed graphs, tables, and photographs. A list of key contacts helps readers expand their search of environmental issues. From Edward Abbey to zooxanthellae, this A-Z resource gives readers over 1,000 entries that tell the story of environmental science. With its wide range of information and international flavor, The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science establishes the standard for students, librarians, and others who want to understand this complex and ever-changing area of science. This comprehensive resource contains approximately 1000 entries covering environmental and governmental organizations and agencies, environmental, terms, scientists and activists, and regulations and legislation. The Encyclopedia is the only resource of its kind to take a global approach towards environmental issues. The succinct, easy-to- understand definitions and descriptions of environmental topics and useful bibliographic sources make it an ideal tool for all high school, college, and public libraries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573561471
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2000
Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

JOHN MONGILLO currently writes school science textbooks. He has worked as an editor-in-chief for McGraw-Hill and as a science editor for Houghton Mifflin. He has both a bachelor of science and a master of science and has taught science for several years.

LINDA ZIERDT-WARSHAW is a science editor and writer. She has worked as senior science editor for Globe Book Company and managing editor of The Paper Magazine. She is co-author of Environmental Science: Ecology and Human Impact (1995).

Table of Contents


A-Z Entries

Environmental Timeline


Web Sites Sorted by Subject

Endangered Species by State

Environmental Organizations


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