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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

Second Edition

Edited by Michael Allaby and Chris Park

January 2013

ISBN: 9780199641666

512 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Price: £13.99

This dictionary contains over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers the latest research and theories in this fast-moving field. This is a must-have for students of environment and conservation studies and ancillary subjects.

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This dictionary contains over 9,000 A to Z entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment. Thoroughly revised and updated, it covers the latest research and theories in this fast-moving field. This is a must-have for students of environment and conservation studies and ancillary subjects.

  • 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

About the Author(s)

Edited by Michael Allaby and Chris Park

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

Review from previous 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