Encyclopedia of Environmental Change : Three Volume Set, Hardback Book

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change : Three Volume Set Hardback

Edited by John A. Matthews


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 oceansUnderlying natural and anthropogenic causes and mechanismsWide-ranging local, regional and global impacts from the polar regions to the tropicsResponses of geo-ecosystems and human-environmental systems in the face of past, present and future environmental changeApproaches, methodologies and techniques used for reconstructing, dating, monitoring, modelling, projecting and predicting changeSocial, 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:ConservationDemographic 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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 1496 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9781446247112



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