The Facts on File Dictionary of Environmental Science
The Facts On File Science Dictionaries are geared specifically to the needs of high school students. Keyed to school syllabi, they define terms and ... Show synopsis The Facts On File Science Dictionaries are geared specifically to the needs of high school students. Keyed to school syllabi, they define terms and concepts in clear, accessible language. Each dictionary includes terms of interest to students and general users, numerous line drawings that illustrate complex concepts, and extensive cross references that make it easy to find the right definition. Each volume is an indispensable resource that students and teachers will reach for again and again. Thoroughly revised and updated, this comprehensive dictionary reflects the great diversity of disciplines impacting on the environmental arena. More than 4,000 entries are drawn from agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, microbiology, soil science, geology, meteorology, toxicology, government, law, and more. Among the topics covered are: -- Acid rain -- Environmental legislation -- Environmental Protection Agency -- Global warming -- Hazardous materials from waste sites -- Land and marine erosion -- Recycling of post-consumer waste -- Responsive Care Initiative of the Chemical Manufacturers Association -- Solid waste management -- Synthetic fuels -- Volcanic eruptions -- Zero population.