Publisher description for Dictionary of environmental science and technology / Andrew Porteous.

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Now in its third edition, this superb and highly-acclaimed dictionary includes over 4000 in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology associated with environmental protection and resource management. In addition, it contains numerous illustrations, more international case studies than previous editions, and extensive cross-references to guide the reader. As concern for the environment continues to grow, the need to consider the environmental impacts for any industrial activity, is now taken for granted. Environmental science has become an interdisciplinary subject dealing with elements of ecology, chemistry, economics, engineering, biochemistry, politics and sociology. This clearly presented and thoroughly comprehensive Dictionary, is indispensable to all those concerned with the world's environment.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental sciences -- Dictionaries.
Sanitary engineering -- Dictionaries.