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Environmental Encyclopedia

Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

 
Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online: International Relations

A peer-reviewed guide to the best scholarship in the field.

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Macmillan Encyclopedia of Energy

Covers the broad field of energy in over 250 illustrated articles written by academics and experts in the field. Includes biographies of people who made significant contributions to the science and technology of energy.

 
 

Encyclopedia of Earth

A free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work.

 
 

Pollution A to Z
2 volumes

264 articles written by scientists, professors, educators, and laypeople, integrating key concepts, current issues, research, and legislation in several global and local areas, including pollution of air, land, space, and water.Discusses timely issues such as asbestos and ecoterrorism; chemistry such as carbon monoxide and CFCs; and social movements and organizations such as Earth First and the Green Party.

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Ref TD173 .P65 2004

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Water: Science and Issues

Integrates key concepts, current issues, traditional and emerging research, and major legislation in three subject areas: fresh water, marine waters, and policy and management. These topics are complemented by historical overviews, biographical sketches, and career information.

 

 

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

1,000+ entries arranged in A-Z format cover key environmental terms and topics. Major entries include references to other useful print and web resources. Appendixes include a timeline of environmental history, web sites sorted by subject, endangered species by state, and a directory of environmental organizations.

Call Number:
Ref GE10 .M66 2000

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Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference

Over 200 reference sources including dictionaries of Earth Sciences, Ecology, Geography, and Weather.

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Encyclopedia of Global Change:
Environmental Change and Human Society
2 volumes

Interdisciplinary reference source on the natural and human-made changes in the earth's physical, biological, and chemical systems. 320 lengthy articles arranged in A-Z format contain graphs, photos, maps, and bibliographies.

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Ref GE149 .E47 2002

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Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change
5 volumes

Contains over 500 in-depth articles on environmental topics, 100 biographies, and 150 definitions. Entries are very thorough and many contain abstracts, bibliographies, photos, diagrams, etc. Articles are arranged by subject area (see below). Find articles on specific topics by consulting the “Alphabetical List of Articles” at the end of any volume.

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Ref GE149 .E443 2002

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Environmental Engineering Dictionary

Defines more that 14,000 technical and regulatory engineering terms used in environmental science. Includes exact and official Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) definitions for statute-related, regulation-related, and environmentally-related science terms. Many of these terms include references to the definition's source, including the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), the EPA, and the Department of the Energy (DOE). Appendix 1 contains extensive list of environmental acronyms.

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Ref TD9 .L44 1992

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Wiley Encyclopedia of Energy and the Environment
2 volumes

An integrated introduction to energy production and use, and their impact on the environment. Lengthy entries are arranged in A-Z format and often contain diagrams, photos, maps, and bibliographies.

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Ref TJ163.235 .W55 1997

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

Environmental Law and Politics

 

International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics

Over 500 entries, arranged in A-Z format, covering environmental politics all over the world. Many entries contain recommendations for further reading. Contains an index and a list of entries arranged by major themes.

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Ref GE170 .I55 2002

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Major Environmental Laws

Provides full text of major U.S. federal laws concerning the environment.

 

Environmental Atlases and Almanacs

 

AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment

Colorful, easy to read maps and diagrams illustrate the relationships between human population and the environment. Good source of statistical information. Use index at the back of the atlas to find specific topics.

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Ref HB849.415 .H374 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Earth Almanac:
An Annual Geophysical Review of the State of the Planet

A wealth of statistical environmental information. Entries arranged by subject area. Use index at the back of the almanac to find specific topics. Appendices include the following: Selected Treaties and Laws, Selected International and National Scientific Programs, Glossary, Conversion Formulas, Geologic Timeline, Earth Facts, and Abbreviations.

Call Number:
Ref QB631 .G65 2000

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Global Environment Outlook

Provides a global and region-by-region overview of the current condition of the environment. Also contains information on global and regional policy responses to environmental issues, recommendations for future actions, and perspectives on issues that will require priority attention in the near future. Good source of statistical information. Use index at the back to find specific topics.

Call Number:
Ref GE170 .G5625

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Wellbeing of Nations

Contains data on the quality of life and the environment in 180 countries, including indicators of health, population, wealth, education, communication, freedom, peace, crime, and equity, land health, protected areas, water quality, water supply, global atmosphere, air quality, species diversity, energy use, and resource pressures. The first half of the book presents information graphically using maps and charts, the second half contains detailed data tables and assessment methodology.

Call Number:
Ref GE140 .P74 2001

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

World Resources

Presents an overview of current global environmental trends in population, human well-being, food and water security, consumption and waste, energy use, and climate change. Information is arranged by ecosystem. For specific topics, use index at the back of the book. Includes data for hundreds of environmental and social indicators in more than 150 countries (see “Data Tables”). Great source of statistical information.

Call Number:
Ref HC10 .W827 2000/01

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor