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Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 3rd Edition
"A daunting topic is covered very well in this set...[It is] recommended for any library with science and social science holdings." -ARBA

" Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. " - CHOICE
April 2019
ISBN: 989-1-64265-054-9
Price: $495
Now in its third edition, the Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.

This new edition adds hundreds of new entries. All of the original essays have been evaluated for their currency, and many of them have been substantially revised to reflect the latest information available. They cover a wide variety of topics including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics such as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.
Specialized articles cover biographies, events, books, legislation and international treaties, court cases, and organizations. The encyclopedia also includes nearly 300 photographs and more than 200 charts, graph, tables, and maps that illuminate the events and concepts detailed in the essays.

Volume 4 ends with several useful appendixes, including a timeline of important environment-related events, a directory of environmental organizations, a directory of U.S. national parks, a glossary, a biographical directory of notable figures in the history of environmentalism, and an extensive bibliography listing up-to-date publications that provide new insights into ongoing issues. Also included are a comprehensive subject index and an index of entries arranged by broad categories.
Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 3rd Edition
"...offers real value and sheds important light on where we derive our mineral and biological resources, how they are processed, what they are used for, and how they fit into the global economy. A rich resource for reference collections in both academic and public libraries." -Library Journal
This fully updated and expanded third edition adds hundreds of new articles and updates previous entries to extend their scope to our global economy in 2019. Dozens of new charts, tables, graphs, and appendixes supplement the text, providing students with worldwide insights on where we derive our mineral and biological resources, how they are processed, for what purposes they are used, and where they stand in our current economy.

The Encyclopedia of Global Resources provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of the Earth's resources. It serves as a bridge connecting the domains of resource exploitation, environmentalism, geology, and biology, and it explains their interrelationships in terms that students and other non-specialists can understand.

The essays in this set range from one to six pages in length. The core of the set is over 120 articles on specific mineral and other non-living resources. These articles being with informative subheads, including "Where Found" and "Primary Uses," and continue with subsections that address "Description, Distribution, and Forms," "History," "Obtaining the Resource," and "Uses."
May 2019
ISBN: 978-1-64265-056-3
Price: $395
Useful reference features at the beginning of each volume include a Complete List of Contents and Common Units of Measure. At the end of volume 4 are several appendixes: an alphabetical table of the elements, the Periodic Table of Elements, a time line, a glossary, a general bibliography, and a new list of Web sites. Of particular note are the detailed tables of resources for both mineral groups and countries, derived from the public-domain data of the U.S. Geological Survey, Energy Information Administration, and CIA in their latest iteration. Two indexes - geographical and subject - round out the set.
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Encyclopedia of Climate Change, 2nd Edition
"The variety and scope of the topics examined in this set make it an important addition for science collections." -School Library Journal
December 2016
ISBN: 978-1-68217-141-7
Price: $395
This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Climate Change provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all facts, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change.

Previously published as the Encyclopedia of Global Warming in 2009, it brings the conversation up-to-date with a full update of existing material and over 100 new entries. New content includes detailed information from the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, Greenpeace Activists, the Politics of Global Warming, Environmental Politics, Negotiations on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and The Standing March, to name a few.

This encyclopedia is designed to provide students at the high school and undergraduate levels with a convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including the debates and controversies, surrounding climate change.
The study of climate change involves not only scientists but also politicians, policy makers, businesses, government and non-government agencies, and the general public. A student attempting to understand both the environmental science and social issues and controversies will encounter not just scientific terms and concepts but political organizations, geographic areas, social concepts, persons, countries, organizations, and laws as well.
Notable Natural Disasters, 2nd Edition
"Thorough and thoughtful descriptions of 100 of the most tragic disasters of all time... logically organized... this work stands out for its currency, arrangement, and chronological perspective. A great addition to any collection." -Library Journal
This updated edition of Notable Natural Disasters combines clearly-explained scientific concepts with gripping narrative details about some of the worst disasters in history. Updated through 2016, it provides scientific and narrative analysis on events caused, at least in part, by uncontrollable forces of nature. Disasters covered include Avalanches, Blizzards, Droughts, Dust & Sand Storms, Earthquakes, El Ni ño, Epidemics, Explosions, Famines, Fires, Floods, Fog, Heat Waves, Hurricanes, Icebergs, Landslides, Lighting Strikes, Meteorites, Smog, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions and Wind Gusts.

The set begins with disaster overviews by type. Each essay explains the disaster in scientific terms. First, a few sentences define the natural phenomenon and its importance. Then the factors involved (e.g. chemical reactions, ice, wind) and the regions affected (cities, coasts, forests) are listed. Subsections to overviews discuss the science behind the phenomenon in lay terms. Sections such as "Prevention and Preparations" and "Rescue and Relief Efforts" further illuminate disasters.
May 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68217-332-9
Price: $275
The overviews are followed by entries on more than 100 of the worst disasters in history. These narrative-style essays offer facts, figures, and interesting stories. Each event entry begins with a general description of location or the popular designation for the disaster, plus the most accurate date for the event.

A Glossary defines essential meteorological and geological terms, a Bibliography offers sources for more material about natural disasters, and a list of Organizations and Agencies provides information about warning and relief efforts. The List of Entries by Category breaks the events into disaster types, and the Geographical Index organizes the events by region, country, or state. A comprehensive Subject Index concludes the volume.
Earth Science, 3rd Edition
"A unique reference tool with thorough topical coverage that meets the needs of users at the advanced high-school and college levels. It would also be a useful acquisition for larger public libraries." - Booklist
October 2012
ISBN: 978-1-58765-989-8
Price: $895
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Earth Science , comprising 487 lengthy essays on basic topics in geology, geophysics, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, environmental science, paleontology and planetary science, is designed to provide an introduction to our latest understanding of the Earth's physical features and dynamic processes, as well as those of the solar system in which it resides.

The  Earth Science  multi-volume set consists of four, two-volume subsets:
  • Physics & Chemistry of the Earth
  • Earth's Surface & History
  • Earth Materials & Resources
  • Earth's Weather, Water & Atmosphere

Librarians, students and general readers alike will turn to this reference work for both basic information and current developments, from plate tectonics through the latest discoveries on Mars, presented in easy-to-understand language with copious reference aids.

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