A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation by Michael Allaby
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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.
 

About Michael Allaby

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Michael Allaby is an enthusiastic, prolific, award-winning science writer. His Plants and Plant Life won the Booklist Editor's Choice in 2001. He is the editor of four science dictionaries for Oxford University Press. He lives in the United Kingdom.
 
Published September 19, 2013 by OUP Oxford. 512 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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