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The Green Encyclopedia

The Green Encyclopedia (Paperback)

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From acid rain to zero population growth The Green Encyclopedia is the complete A-to-Z sourcebook for students, activists, and ordinary citizens who want to understand and solve environmental problems. This all-in-one resource is designed to provide fast, accurate information on the whole range of environmental concerns. No other book approaches The Green Encyclopedia's depth, breadth, and clarity of coverage.

Here, in more than 1,000 A-to-Z entries, are: Endangered species - from bats and elephants to sea turtles, whales, whooping cranes, and zebrasNotable environmental disasters - Chernobyl, Love Canal, Bhopal, the Exxon ValdezEnvironmental "hot spots" - endangered places from Antarctica to the Serengeti and the Great Barrier ReefEcosystems and processes - wetlands, rain forests, and deserts; erosion, the carbon cycle, and water resourcesProblems and harmful substances - waste disposal, global warming, the ozone layer, and offshore drilling; mercury, dioxin, radon, CFCs, and the 100 top pesticidesKey treaties, conventions, laws, and agreements - the Endangered Species Act, the "big four" conventions, and SuperfundSources of help and information - the individuals and organizations that are really getting things donePlus sidebars, charts, illustrations, and features on items of special interest; recommended reading for adults and children; a guide to acronyms and abbreviations - and much more!

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & pets Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc Publication Date: 01/11/1992 ISBN-13: 9780133656770  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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IRENE FRANCK and DAVID BROWNSTONE have written more than sixty reference books, including Prentice Hall Reference's Dictionary of 20th Century History, 20th Century Culture, and The Parent's Desk Reference.

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