Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412953928
  • ISBN-13: 9781412953924
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Overview

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.

Key features include:

  • Examines many ideas about how the world works, what creates the problems of our time, and how such issues might be addressed, whether by regulation, markets, or new ethics
  • Demonstrates how theories of environmental management based on market efficiency may not be easily reconciled with those that focus on population
  • Offers contributions from experts in their fields of specialty including geographers, political scientists, chemists, anthropologists, medical practitioners, development experts, and sociologists, among many others
  • Explores the emerging socio-environmental problems that we face in the next century
  • Covers regions of North America in greater detail but also provides a comprehensive picture that approaches, as effectively as possible, a cohesive global vision
Packed with essential and up-to-date information on the state of the global socio-environment, the Encyclopedia of Environment and Society is a time capsule of its historic moment, and a record of where we stand at the start of the 21st century, making it a must-have resource for any library. These inspiring volumes provide an opportunity for more new ways of thinking, behaving, and living in a more-than-human world.

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"This excellent guide will serve high school, public and academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2007

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society: Contents.
Other Frontmatter.
Introduction.
Reader’s Guide.
List of Articles.
List of Contributors.
Maps.
1: Abbey, Edward (1927–89).
2: Acid Rain.
3: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
4: Adaptation.
5: Adaptive Management.
6: Addams, Jane (1860–1935).
7: Afghanistan.
8: Agenda 21.
9: Agent Orange.
10: Agriculture.
11: Agroecosystems.
12: Agroforestry.
13: Agronomy.
14: Air Conditioning.
15: Alaska Pipeline.
16: Albania.
17: Algeria.
18: Allergen.
19: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS).
20: Alternative Energy.
21: Amazon River Basin.
22: Amphibians.
23: Analytical Chemistry.
24: Andes Mountains.
25: Angola.
26: Animal Rights.
27: Animals.
28: Animism.
29: Antarctica.
30: Anthropocentrism.
31: Anthropology.
32: Anthropomorphism.
33: Antibiotics.
34: Antiquities Act.
35: Appalachian Mountains.
36: Appropriate Technology (AT).
37: Aquaculture.
38: Aquariums.
39: Arbor Day.
40: Arctic.
41: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
42: Argentina.
43: Arid Lands.
44: Aristotle.
45: Armenia.
46: Army Corps of Engineers (U.S.).
47: Arsenic.
48: Asbestos.
49: Aswan High Dam.
50: Atlantic Ocean.
51: Atmosphere.
52: Atmospheric Science.
53: Atrazine.
54: Audubon Society.
55: Australia.
56: Austria.
57: Automobiles.
58: Azerbaijan.
59: Bahrain.
60: Baikal, Lake.
61: Balance-of-Nature Paradigm.
62: Bananas.
63: Bangladesh.
64: Basel Convention.
65: Basin.
66: Beaches.
67: Belarus.
68: Belgium.
69: Belize.
70: Beneficial Use Doctrine.
71: Benin.
72: Berry, Wendell (1934– ).
73: Best Available Technology (BAT).
74: Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
75: Bhutan.
76: Bicycle.
77: Bikini Atoll.
78: Biocentrism.
79: Biodiversity.
80: Bioenergy.
81: Biogeochemical Cycle.
82: Biological Oxygen Demand.
83: Biomagnification.
84: Biomes.
85: Biophilia.
86: Biopiracy.
87: Bioprospecting.
88: Bioregionalism.
89: Biosphere.
90: Biosphere Reserves.
91: Biotechnology.
92: Birth Control.
93: Birth Rate.
94: Bison.
95: Black Death.
96: Black Sea.
97: Blaut, James (1921–2000).
98: Blizzards.
99: Body, Human.
100: Bolivia.
101: Boll Weevil.
102: Bookchin, Murray (1921–2006).
103: Boreal Forest.
104: Boserup, Ester (1910–99).
105: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
106: Botany.
107: Botkin, Daniel B..
108: Botswana.
109: Bovine Growth Hormone.
110: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.
111: Braudel, Fernand (1902–85).
112: Brazil.
113: Brockovich, Erin (1960–).
114: Brower, David (1912–2000).
115: Brownfields Properties.
116: Brucellosis.
117: Brundtland Report.
118: BT (Bacillus Thuringiensis).
119: BT Toxoid.
120: Buffalo Commons.
121: Buffer Areas.
122: Bulgaria.
123: Bullard, Robert.
124: Bureau of Land Management, (U.S.).
125: Bureau of Reclamation (U.S.).
126: Burkina Faso.
127: Burundi.
128: Bush, George H. W. Administration.
129: Bush, George W. Administration.
130: Butterfly Effect.
131: Cacao.
132: Cadastral Maps.
133: Cairo Guidelines on Waste Trading (UN).
134: Cambodia.
135: Cameroon.
136: Canada.
137: Cancer Alley.
138: Cane Toad.
139: Cape Verde.
140: Capitalism.
141: Car Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards.
142: Carbon Cycle.
143: Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
144: Carbon Sequestration.
145: Carbon Tax.
146: Carbon Trading.
147: Carcinogens.
148: Caribbean Sea.
149: Carpooling.
150: Carrying Capacity.
151: Carson, Rachel (1907–61).
152: Carter, Jimmy Administration.
153: Cash Crop.
154: Caspian Sea.
155: Catalytic Converters.
156: Cattle.
157: Center for Disease Control (CDC).
158: Central African Republic.
159: Central Park (NY).
160: Central Planning.
161: Chad.
162: Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River.
163: Chaos Theory.
164: Chavez, Cesar (1927–93).
165: Chemical Additives (in Foods).
166: Chernobyl Accident.
167: Chiapas.
168: Chile.
169: Chimpanzees.
170: China.
171: Chipko Andolan Movement.
172: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons.
173: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
174: Chlorophyll.
175: Chromosomes.
176: Chronic Wasting Disease.
177: Circle of Poison.
178: Circuses.
179: Cities.
180: Clean Air Act.
181: Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
182: Clean Water Act.
183: Clear-Cutting.
184: Clements, Frederic E. (1874–1945).
185: Climate.
186: Climate Modeling.
187: Climate, Arctic and Subarctic.
188: Climate, Arid and Semi-Arid Regions.
189: Climate, Continental.