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Counter THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the first major reference work in this multi-disciplinary field, and presents... Outstanding authorship and high quality editing Comprehensive coverage with over 3,800 pages in 5 volumes Over 500 articles, 100 biographies, 150 definitions and 100 acronyms Extensive bibliographies with up-to-date references ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA The Wiley Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change has been published to meet the need for a comprehensive integrated reference in this burgeoning field. It consists of five volumes of inter-related material: Volume 1: The Earth System: Physical and Chemical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Volume 2: The Earth System: Biological and Ecological Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Volume 3: Causes and Consequences of Global Environmental Change Volume 4: Responding to Global Environmental Change Volume 5: Social and Economic Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Each volume contains articles of between 1,000 and 10,000 words on major topics Articles contain an abstract written for the non-specialist, followed by the main text which provides greater detail for the specialist Biographies of distinguished environmental scientists discuss their contributions to a better understanding of global environmental change Definitions of international terms and descriptions of acronyms of international and regional programs and agencies provide a quick reference source for the environmental scientist and student Presents a thematic approach and includes theory, empirical studies and applications emphasising the inter-relationship between various disciplines and systems

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Global environmental change Encyclopedias