Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues, 1st Edition

  • Craig W. Allin
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  • ISBN-10: 1587657406
  • ISBN-13: 9781587657405
  • DDC: 363.7003
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1487 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released September 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Overview

This work assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms. Each essay begins with a category subhead (Activism and Advocacy, Waste and Waste Management) and the definition of the topic, along with any relevant dates. A brief summary of the environmental significance of the topic follows. Each article of more than 300 words has a list of suggested further readings to aid students who are seeking resources for more in depth information on the topic at hand. Volume 4 ends with several useful appendixes, including a time line of important environment related events, a directory of environmental organizations, a directory of U.S. national parks, a glossary, a biographical directory of notable figures in the history of environmentalism, and an extensive bibliography listing up to date publications that provide new insights into ongoing issues. Also included are a comprehensive subject index and an index of entries arranged by categories.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Contributors.
Editor's Introduction.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Abbey, Edward.
2: Accounting for nature.
3: Acid deposition and acid rain.
4: Acid mine drainage.
5: Adams, Ansel.
6: Aerosols.
7: Africa.
8: Agenda 21.
9: Agent Orange.
10: Agricultural chemicals.
11: Agricultural revolution.
12: Air-conditioning.
13: Air pollution.
14: Air-pollution policy.
15: Air Quality Index.
16: Airborne particulates.
17: Alar.
18: Alaska Highway.
19: Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
20: Alliance of Small Island States.
21: Alternative energy sources.
22: Alternative fuels.
23: Alternative grains.
24: Alternatively fueled vehicles.
25: Amazon River basin.
26: American alligator.
27: American bison.
28: Amoco Cadiz oil spill.
29: Amory, Cleveland.
30: Amphibians.
31: Animal rights.
32: Animal rights movement.
33: Animal testing.
34: Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition.
35: Antarctic Treaty.
36: Anthropocentrism.
37: Antibiotics.
38: Antienvironmentalism.
39: Antinuclear movement.
40: Antiquities Act.
41: Appropriate technology.
42: Aquaculture.
43: Aquaponics.
44: Aqueducts.
45: Aquifers.
46: Aral Sea destruction.
47: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
48: Argo Merchant oil spill.
49: Arsenic.
50: Asbestos.
51: Asbestosis.
52: Ashio, Japan, copper mine.
53: Asia.
54: Aswan High Dam.
55: Atmospheric inversions.
56: Atomic Energy Commission.
57: Audubon, John James.
58: Australia and New Zealand.
59: Automobile emissions.
60: Bacillus thuringiensis.
61: Back-to-the-land movement.
62: Bacterial resistance.
63: Balance of nature.
64: Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes.
65: Beaches.
66: Bees and other pollinators.
67: Benefit-cost analysis.
68: Berry, Wendell.
69: Best available technologies.
70: Bhopal disaster.
71: Bicycles.
72: Bikini Atoll bombing.
73: Bioassays.
74: Biocentrism.
75: Biodiversity.
76: Biodiversity action plans.
77: Biofertilizers.
78: Biogeochemical cycles.
79: Biomagnification.
80: Biomass conversion.
81: Biomes.
82: Biopesticides.
83: Biophilia.
84: Biopiracy and bioprospecting.
85: Bioregionalism.
86: Bioremediation.
87: Biosphere.
88: Biosphere reserves.
89: Biosphere 2.
90: Biotechnology and genetic engineering.
91: Birth defects, environmental.
92: Black lung.
93: Black Sea.
94: Black Wednesday.
95: Bonn Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.
96: Bookchin, Murray.
97: Boreal forests.
98: Borlaug, Norman.
99: Bovine growth hormone.
100: BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
101: Braer oil spill.
102: Brazilian radioactive powder release.
103: Breeder reactors.
104: Brent Spar occupation.
105: Brockovich, Erin.
106: Brower, David.
107: Brown, Lester.
108: Brownfields.
109: Brucellosis.
110: Brundtland, Gro Harlem.
111: Brundtland Commission.
112: Bureau of Land Management, U.S..
113: Burroughs, John.
114: Cancer clusters.
115: Captive breeding.
116: Carbon cycle.
117: Carbon dioxide.
118: Carbon dioxide air capture.
119: Carbon footprint.
120: Carbon monoxide.
121: Carcinogens.
122: Carpooling.
123: Carrying capacity.
124: Carson, Rachel.
125: Carter, Jimmy.
126: Cash for Clunkers.
127: Catalytic converters.
128: Cattle.
129: Center for Health, Environment, and Justice.
130: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
131: Central America and the Caribbean.
132: Ceres.
133: Certified wood.
134: Chalk River nuclear reactor explosion.
135: Chelyabinsk nuclear waste explosion.
136: Chernobyl nuclear accident.
137: Chesapeake Bay.
138: Chicago Climate Exchange.
139: Chipko Andolan movement.
140: Chloracne.
141: Chloramphenicol.
142: Chlorination.
143: Chlorofluorocarbons.
144: Clean Air Act and amendments.
145: Clean Water Act and amendments.
146: Climate accommodation.
147: Climate change and human health.
148: Climate change and oceans.
149: Climate change skeptics.
150: Climate models.
151: Climatology.
152: Climax communities.
153: Cloning.
154: Cloud forests.
155: Cloud seeding.
156: Club of Rome.
157: Coal.
158: Coal ash storage.
159: Coal-fired power plants.
160: Coastal Zone Management Act.
161: Cogeneration.
162: Colorado River.
163: Commercial fishing.
164: Commoner, Barry.
165: Community gardens.
166: Compact fluorescent lightbulbs.
167: Composting.
168: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
169: Condors.
170: Congo River basin.
171: Coniferous forests.
172: Conservation.
173: Conservation biology.
174: Conservation easements.
175: Conservation movement.
176: Conservation policy.
177: Conservation Reserve Program.
178: Continental shelves.
179: Contingent valuation.
180: Controlled burning.
181: Convention on Biological Diversity.
182: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
183: Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution.
184: Convention Relative to the Preservation of Fauna and Flora in Their Natural State.
185: Coral reefs.
186: Corporate average fuel economy standards.
187: Côte d'Ivoire toxic waste incident.
188: Council on Environmental Quality.
189: Cousteau, Jacques.
190: Cross-Florida Barge Canal.
191: Cultural ecology.