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Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Volumes 1 - 5, Set

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Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change, Volumes 1 - 5, Set

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THE DEFINITIVE RESOURCE

The Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change is the first major reference work in this multi-disciplinary field, and presents...
* Outstanding authorship and high quality editing
* Comprehensive coverage with over 3,800 pages in 5 volumes
* Over 500 articles, 100 biographies, 150 definitions and 100 acronyms
* Extensive bibliographies with up-to-date references
ABOUT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change has been published to meet the need for a comprehensive integrated reference in this burgeoning field. It consists of five volumes of inter-related material:

Volume 1: The Earth System: Physical and Chemical Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Volume 2: The Earth System: Biological and Ecological Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Volume 3: Causes and Consequences of Global Environmental Change

Volume 4: Responding to Global Environmental Change

Volume 5: Social and Economic Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
* Each volume contains articles of between 1,000 and 10,000 words on major topics
* Articles contain an abstract written for the non-specialist, followed by the main text which provides greater detail for the specialist
* Biographies of distinguished environmental scientists discuss their contributions to a better understanding of global environmental change
* Definitions of international terms and descriptions of acronyms of international and regional programs and agencies provide a quick reference source for the environmental scientist and student
* Presents a thematic approach and includes theory, empirical studies and applications emphasising the inter-relationship between various disciplines and systems
"...a major contribution to the literature on global environmental change..." (Journal of Climatology (to be published)

"...The volumes are very nicely made, making it a pleasure to sit and browse, to discover new details, or to freshen up known facts..." (Environmental Geology, May 2002)

"plenty in them to inform and entertain" (Chemistry & Industry, 19 August 2002)

"....The encyclopedia is likely to have a very wide readership in view of the scope of the work and the clarity and readability of the entries." (International Journal of Quaternary Science Reviews)

"...represents a major contribution to the literature on global environmental change..." (Int Jnl of Climatology, 15 November 2002)

"...a unique state-of-the-art review at just the right time..." (The Holocene, Vol.13, No.1, 2003

"...The Encyclopedia will be a valuable source of information ..." (Int Jnl of Environmental Anayltical Chemistry, Vol.82, No.10, 2002)

"...deserves a wide readership in major public, university and institutional libraries, but also in companies, international organisation and the media..." (Natur Wissenschaften, June 2003)