The Environment Dictionary provides an essential up-to-date source of information on all aspects of the environment. It includes non-technical definitions of basic scientific terms and concepts alongside entries which explain the socio-economic, cultural, historical and political elements which impact on the environment. This dictionary provides the broad, balanced interdisciplinary approach required to consider environmental issues at the global and local scale. Attractively and clearly presented, The Environment Dictionary is an easy-to-read reference work and engaging source of learning for a wide range of readers. It explains the essential physical elements to those with no formal scientific training whilst enabling others from the traditional sciences and other disciplines to understand key environmental implications.
Particular features in The Environment Dictionary include: * clear presentation for easy reference and reading * over x clear, concise entries, covering the breadth of environmental topics * extended boxed entries on selected environmental issues of particular importance or topicality * illustrated with informative diagrams, maps and figures * references, cross-referencing, and accessible further reading suggesstions - from newspaper articles and popular magazines, to academic texts and journals. The Environment Dictionary offers an invaluable and engaging source of information and learning for students, teachers and all those interested in the environment and today's environmental issues.