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Published: 10 January 2013

512 Pages | line drawings


ISBN: 9780199641666

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Second Edition

Edited by Michael Allaby and Chris Park

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  • Thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest research
  • Over 700 entries new to this edition, including aerial plankton, cyclone collector, oasis, and supertramp
  • Social as well as scientific focus: comprehensive coverage of the social aspect of environmental science (including treaties, organisations, and agencies relating to the environment) as well as ecology
  • Appendices provide sources of online data on the environment, international environment treaties, the Beaufort scale of wind strength, the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, the Fujita scale of tornado intensity, the Torino asteroid and comet impact hazard scale, the Richter earthquake magnitude and modified Mercalli earthquake intensity scales, a geological time-scale, the chemical elements, and SI units and conversions
  • Features recommended web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website
  • Includes line drawings to illustrate entries

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