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Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change
Three Volume Set

Three Volume Set
Edited by:

December 2013 | 1 496 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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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ISBN: 9781446247112

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