Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

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Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology and philosophy of environmental change. This three-volume set illustrates and examines topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field. The encyclopedia includes all of the following aspects of environmental change: • Diverse evidence of environmental change, including climate change and changes on land and in the oceans • Underlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanisms • Wide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropics • Responses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental change • Approaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting change • Social, economic and political dimensions of environmental issues, environmental conservation and management and environmental policy Over 4,000 entries explore the following key themes and more: • Conservation • Demographic change • Environmental management • Environmental policy • Environmental security • Food security • Glaciation • Green Revolution • Human impact on environment • Industrialization • Landuse change • Military impacts on environment • Mining and mining impacts • Nuclear energy • Pollution • Renewable resources • Solar energy • Sustainability • Tourism • Trade • Water resources • Water security • Wildlife conservation The comprehensive coverage of terminology includes layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays, making this an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography or environmental sciences.

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