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The Environment Dictionary provides an essential source of information on all aspects of the environment. It includes all the basic scientific terms and concepts along with socio-economic, cultural, historical and political elements which impact on the environment. This dictionary provides the interdisciplinary approach required to understand environmental issues worldwide. Designed for a wide range of readers, the dictionary is up-to-date, easy to read and to reference and clearly and attractively presented. Selected environmental issues which have particular importance are treated in greater depth through a series of boxed case studies. A wide range of maps, diagrams, figures and photos illustrate the texts and extensie cross-referencing between entries ensures readers can build on their knowledge. References and further reading sections are drawn from a wide range of accessible sources - from newspaper articles and popular magazines to academic texts and journals and provide easy access to further study and development of readers' specific interests.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415127530
ISBN-10: 041512753X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x 24mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » This dictionary is not flashy with colour illustrations and layouts but, in this handy, one-volume size, it may be the best and most useful of environmental reference works. The level is suitable for adult or university students, and there are good references under most selections for further reading. Black-and-white diagrams and photographs give helpful directions. Everything is explained clearly, with good cross references, and a detailed name and subject index. Guaranteed to become well worn. (Kirkus UK)


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