Environmental science is the study of the natural world and the impact of human activity upon it. This dictionary provides, in one volume, comprehensive coverage of those terms pertinent to key environmental issues and themes, together with definitions drawn from the wide variety of disciplines that contribute to environmental science, including ecology, geology, climatology, agriculture and environmental management.Features- over 12,700 definitions clear and concise definitions- includes many acronyms such as EIA, CITES and PCBs- covers international, governmental and non-governmental organisations, from the Environmental Protection Agency to Greenpeace- over 35 illustrative figures- appendices include a table of chemical elements, the geological timescale and an outline of the kingdoms of living organismsEleanor Lawrence is a freelance writer and editor of scientific texts, including Henderson's Dictionary of Biological Terms. Dr Andrew Jackson is Senior Lecturer in Environmental and Inorganic Chemistry at Staffordshire University, UK. Dr Julie Jackson is a freelance science writer with a background in ecology.
Andrew and Julie Jackson are the authors of Environmental Science: The Natural Environment and Human Impact.Longman Dictionary of Environmental Sciences is an excellent resource for students of environmental science and related disciplines such as ecology and the earth sciences. It will also be of value to both professionals and lay people interested in the environment.