Encyclopedia of Global Resources, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587656493
  • ISBN-13: 9781587656491
  • DDC: 333.703
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

Hailed by the ALA in its first edition as an Outstanding Reference Source of 1999, the fully updated and expanded, four-volume Encyclopedia of Global Resources adds 143 new articles and updates previous entries to extend their scope to our global economy in 2010.

Encyclopedia of Global Resources provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of Earth's resources. The articles in this set are extremely diverse, with articles covering soil, fisheries, forests, aluminum, the Industrial Revolution, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the hydrologic cycle, glass, and placer mineral deposits. Top resources - 119 mineral based, 41 biologically based, and 39 energy related (such as oil and tar sands) - are covered, as well as ecological resources such as Earth's atmosphere and its biodiversity, 40 core nations from Argentina to Zimbabwe, government laws and international conventions, milestone historical events and energy resources from biofuels to coal to hydropower to wind and nuclear power.

Useful reference features 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. Two indexes - geographical and subject - round out the set.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Publisher’s Note.
Contributors.
Contents.
Common Units of Measure.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Abrasives.
2: Acid Precipitation.
3: Aerial Photography.
4: Agenda 21.
5: Aggregates.
6: Agricultural Products.
7: Agriculture Industry.
8: Agronomy.
9: Air Pollution and Air Pollution Control.
10: Alaska Pipeline.
11: Alloys.
12: Aluminum.
13: American Chemistry Council.
14: American Farm Bureau Federation.
15: American Forest and Paper Association.
16: American Gas Association.
17: American Mining Congress.
18: American Petroleum Institute.
19: Animal Breeding.
20: Animal Domestication.
21: Animal Power.
22: Animals as a Medical Resource.
23: Antarctic Treaties.
24: Antimony.
25: Antiquities Act.
26: Aquifers.
27: Argentina.
28: Army Corps of Engineers, U.S..
29: Arsenic.
30: Asbestos.
31: Asphalt.
32: Aspinall, Wayne.
33: Astor, John Jacob.
34: Athabasca Oil Sands.
35: Atmosphere.
36: Atomic Energy Acts.
37: Atomic Energy Commission.
38: Australia.
39: Austria.
40: Barite.
41: Belgium.
42: Beryllium.
43: Bessemer Process.
44: Biodiversity.
45: Biofuels.
46: Biological Invasions.
47: Biomes.
48: Biopyriboles.
49: Biosphere.
50: Biosphere Reserves.
51: Biotechnology.
52: Bismuth.
53: Borax.
54: Boron.
55: Botany.
56: Brass.
57: Brazil.
58: Brick.
59: Bromine.
60: Bronze.
61: Buildings and Appliances, Energy-Efficient.
62: Bureau of Land Management, U.S..
63: Bureau of Mines, U.S..
64: Bureau of Reclamation, U.S..
65: Cadmium.
66: Calcium Compounds.
67: Canada.
68: Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
69: Canning and Refrigeration of Food.
70: Capitalism and Resource Exploitation.
71: Carbon.
72: Carbon Cycle.
73: Carbon Fiber and Carbon Nanotubes.
74: Carbonate Minerals.
75: Carnegie, Andrew.
76: Carson, Rachel.
77: Carter, Jimmy.
78: Carver, George Washington.
79: Cement and Concrete.
80: Central Arizona Project.
81: Ceramics.
82: Cesium.
83: Chernobyl Nuclear Accident.
84: Chile.
85: China.
86: Chlorites.
87: Chromium.
88: Civilian Conservation Corps.
89: Clays.
90: Clean Air Act.
91: Clean Water Act.
92: Clear-Cutting.
93: Climate and Resources.
94: Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act.
95: Coal.
96: Coal Gasification and Liquefaction.
97: Coast and Geodetic Survey, U.S..
98: Coastal Engineering.
99: Coastal Zone Management Act.
100: Cobalt.
101: Cogeneration.
102: Commoner, Barry.
103: Composting.
104: Congo, Democratic Republic of the.
105: Conservation.
106: Conservation Biology.
107: Conservation International.
108: Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.
109: Copper.
110: Coral Reefs.
111: Corn.
112: Corundum and Emery.
113: Cotton.
114: Council of Energy Resource Tribes.
115: Crystals.
116: Daly, Marcus.
117: Dams.
118: Deep Drilling Projects.
119: Deep Ecology.
120: Deforestation.
121: Deltas.
122: Denmark.
123: Department of Agriculture, U.S..
124: Department of Energy, U.S..
125: Department of the Interior, U.S..
126: Department of Transportation, U.S..
127: Desalination Plants and Technology.
128: Desertification.
129: Deserts.
130: Developing Countries.
131: Diamond.
132: Diatomite.
133: Dimension Stone.
134: Dow, Herbert H..
135: Drought.
136: Dust Bowl.
137: Dynamite.
138: Earth First!.
139: Earth Summit.
140: Earthquakes.
141: Earth’s Crust.
142: Earthwatch Institute.
143: Ecology.
144: Ecosystem Services.
145: Ecosystems.
146: Ecozones and Biogeographic Realms.
147: Edison, Thomas.
148: Edison Electric Institute.
149: El Niño and La Niña.
150: Electrical Power.
151: Endangered Species.
152: Endangered Species Act.
153: Energy Economics.
154: Energy Policy Act.
155: Energy Politics.
156: Energy Storage.