Thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment – its key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. Covering subjects such as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, it is at the cutting edge of environmental and conservation studies.
This is the ideal reference for students studying these subjects and anyone with an interest in environment and conservation.
Michael Allaby has written many books on environmental science and especially on climatology and meteorology. He is the General Editor of several Oxford Dictionaries, including the Dictionaries of Earth Sciences, Ecology, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.
Chris Park is a Professor Emeritus at Lancaster University where he was Director of the Graduate School from 2001 to 2009. He is a graduate of the University of Ulster and Exeter University and taught environmental courses for over 30 years. His other publications include more than 50 journal articles and 10 books, including The Environment: Principals and Applications (2001, Routledge).
Reviews from the first edition:
"This dictionary is a useful tool."
- Austin Williams, TLS
"With some bad environmental dictionaries on the market, it is refreshing to find a good one."
- Fred Pearce, New Scientist
"[its] choices are sound and its decisions solid"
- New Scientist