This comprehensive Dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject.
The book also includes three primers, which will bridge the gap between each discipline covered. These consist of introductions to environmental economics, international environmental problems and environmental systems, dynamics and modelling. Another unique feature is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's major international environmental agreements.
This Dictionary with its primers and appendices will prove immensely useful to all students and scholars of environmental science and studies.
R. Quentin Grafton, Professor of Economics, Crawford School, Australian National University, Linwood H. Pendleton, Formerly Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, US and Harry W. Nelson, Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit, University of British Columbia, Canada
Contents: Acknowledgements Preface Introduction * Economics for the Environment: A Primer * International Environmental Problems: A Primer * Environmental Systems, Dynamics and Modeling: A Primer * Annotated References: A Starting Point * Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy * References * Appendix 1: Greek Alphabet Appendix 2: Roman Numerals Appendix 3: Systeme Internationale Units Appendix 4: Prefixes of the Systeme Internationale (SI) Appendix 5: Common Abbreviations Appendix 6: Geological Time Appendix 7: Selected Environmental Treaties and Conventions