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The Facts On File Dictionary of Environmental Science , Third Edition
  • Authored by: Bruce Wyman, Ph.D., and L. Harold Stevenson, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Science Dictionary
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0816064377
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6437-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $49.50
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 363.7
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 512


Praise for the previous edition:
"...very useful for undergraduate libraries."—Choice

"...essential for most public and science libraries."—Library Journal

"...an excellent basic library reference."—Midwest Book Review

Thoroughly revised and updated, The Facts On File Dictionary of Environmental Science, Third Edition reflects the great diversity of disciplines that have an impact on this field of study. The more than 5,000 extensively cross-referenced entries—including approximately 450 new to this edition—are drawn from agriculture, biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, microbiology, soil science, geology, meteorology, toxicology, government, law, and more. This updated volume also contains revised backmatter, including Web resources, as well as new line illustrations. Here is the definitive source to help students, teachers, businesspeople, politicians, science and technical writers, and general readers understand every aspect of this fast-growing and sometimes controversial field.

New coverage includes:

  • Amoeba
  • Earth Policy Institute
  • Elton, Charles
  • Hormone
  • Malthus, Thomas Robert
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • National Center for Environmental Health
  • Osmotic pressure
  • Public Health Service
  • Storm surge
  • and more.


Black-and-white line illustrations. Appendixes. Bibliography. Cross-references. Tables. Web sites.

About the Author(s)

Bruce Wyman, Ph.D., is associate professor of environmental science at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has served as a consultant and technical advisor to industrial groups and environmental management agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, including the USEPA, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

L. Harold Stevenson, Ph.D., is professor of environmental science at McNeese State University. He has also served on the faculties of the biology and microbiology departments at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and was an associate of the Belle W. Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research.

Reviews and Awards

"...will be useful to students, teachers, and science and technical writers."
SciTech Book News


"The easy-to-read format and useful diagrams make this useful for college and public libraries."

"Science libraries, especially those in schools, will want this dictionary for completeness in their print collections, especially if they have previous editions."
American Reference Books Annual

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