A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

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OUP Oxford, Jan 10, 2013 - Nature - 504 pages
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Thoroughly revised and updated to include the latest research in the field, A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation provides over 9,000 alphabetically arranged entries on scientific and social aspects of the environment, including concise and authoritative information on key thinkers, treaties, movements, organizations, concepts, and theories. For the second edition, Allaby has added over 700 new entries, including "aerial plankton," "cyclone collector," "oasis," and "supertramp." The dictionary also features many useful appendices that provide sources of online data on the environment, international environment treaties, the Beaufort scale of wind strength, a geological time-scale, the chemical elements, and SI units. In addition, readers have access to recommended web links that are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website. The book also includes line drawings to illustrate entries. Covering such key subjects as sustainable development, biodiversity, and environmental ethics, the dictionary provides state-of-the-art information for readers interested in environmental science, conservation studies, and related topics.

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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).

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