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Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering

Third Edition
edited by Sybil P. Parker
and Robert A. Corbitt


This encyclopedia provides information on the environment and its response to natural and human influences.

The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering deals with the many aspects of environmental science and engineering, ranging from acid rain to zooplankton. In addition, there is much information presented concerning environmental problems and the various activies and technologies developed to solve them.

This third edition of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Technology contains 217 articles that deal not only with basic concepts but also with important research and advances. The articles give a clear understanding of diverse and important subject such as:

  • the dynamics of ecosystems
  • how industrial, agricultural, and domestic wastes upset the balance of nature
  • human and plant disease
  • pollution, land use, and resources as factors in energy production
  • crop losses due to insects and the weather
  • the causes and consequences of climate modification
  • the role of technology in the assault on and the protection of the planet

A representative sampling of the articles includes:

  • Ecosystem
  • Ecology, applies
  • Recycling technology
  • Medical waste
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Environmental assessment
  • Environmental engineering
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Biometeorology
  • Climatic change
  • Insect control, biological
  • Saline water reclamation
  • Reforestation
  • Wetlands

This authoritative and comprehensive encyclopedia is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in developing an understanding of the complex and important aspects of environmental science. It is a reference work that will be useful to students and professionals alike.

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