By: Andrew Porteous
798 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
This superb and highly-acclaimed dictionary includes over 4000 in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology associated with environmental protection and resource management. In addition, it contains numerous illustrations, a wide range of international case studies and extensive cross-references to guide the reader.
The new edition is a major update with 30 per cent new material, additional illustrations and a greatly expanded list of relevant web resources.
It is forecast to continue as an indispensable reference. (Pollution, September 2000) "...is the literary equivalent of a brain transplant." (Environment Business, November 2000) "...Porteous' book will contribute to better understanding and protection of world's environment..." (Photosynthetica, Vol.40, No.2, 2002)
Preface to Fourth Edition Preface to Third Edition Preface to Second Edition Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Abbreviations The Dictionary 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
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