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The Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science

By: Bruce Wyman and L Harold Stevenson

Facts on File

Hardback | Jul 2007 | Edition: 3 | #167983 | ISBN-13: 9780816064373
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Thoroughly revised and updated this Third Edition reflects the great diversity of disciplines that have an impact on this field of study. The more than 5,400 extensively cross-referenced entries - including approximately 450 new to this edition - are drawn from agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, microbiology, soil science, geology, meteorology, toxicology, government, law, and more. This updated volume also contains revised backmatter, including Web resources, as well as new line illustrations.

...an essential reference work. - School Library Journal "...essential for most public and science libraries." - Library Journal "...very useful for undergraduate libraries." - CHOICE "...a valuable and inexpensive reference of great usefulness to anyone concerned about the environment. Recommended." - Wildlife Activist"


Contents

Acid rain * Environmental legislation * Environmental Protection Agency * Global warming * Hazardous materials from waste sites * Land and marine erosion * Recycling of post-consumer waste * Responsive Care Initiative of the Chemical Manufacturers Association * Solid waste management * Synthetic fuels * Volcanic eruptions * Zero population.

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