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A dictionary of environment and conservation

Author: Chris C Park
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford paperback reference
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: As the popularity of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth attests, the environment has become an increasingly important issue in the minds of most people. In A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation, Chris Park offers a comprehensive reference work for everyone concerned about the future of our planet. This comprehensive dictionary contains over 8,500 informative entries on all aspects of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
lexikon
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Park, Chris C.
Dictionary of environment and conservation.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)623267158
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chris C Park
ISBN: 0198609957 9780198609957 9780198609964 0198609965 9780191726651 0191726656
OCLC Number: 72868008
Description: 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A dictionary of environment and conservation --
Appendix 1 : Sources of online data on the environment --
Appendix 2 : International environmental treaties --
Appendix 3 : The Beaufort scale of wind strength --
Appendix 4 : The Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale --
Appendix 5 : The Fujita scale of tornado intensity --
Appendix 6 : Torino asteroid and comet impact hazards scale --
Appendix 7 : Richter earthquake magnitude and modified Mercalli earthquake intensity scales --
Appendix 8 : The geological time-scale --
Appendix 9 : Chemical elements --
Appendix 10 : SI units and conversions.
Series Title: Oxford paperback reference
Responsibility: Chris Park.
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Containing over 8,500 entries, this informative dictionary addresses the social, political and economic aspects of environmental science and conservation. An essential work of reference for anyone  Read more...

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This dictionary is a useful tool. Austin Williams, TLS With some bad environmental dictionaries on the market, it is refreshing to find a good one. Fred Pearce, New Scientist

 
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