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Dictionary of Environmental Science and Technology - Andrew Porteous
Includes in-depth entries on scientific and technical terminology associated with environmental protection and resource management.

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Guide to the Oceans - John Pernetta
ISBN: 9781552979426
Publication Date: 2004-07-07

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The Princeton Guide to Ecology - Simon A. Levin
A concise, authoritative reference to ecology's major subjects and key concepts.

Topics in Environmental Science

  • Acid Rain: Topic Page
    Acidic precipitation thought to be caused mainly by the release into the atmosphere of sulphur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), which dissolve in pure rainwater making it acidic.
  • Alternative Energy: Topic Page
    At the center of energy issues in the United States is the growing realization that in order to sustain this level of energy consumption, a transition away from fossil fuels to more reliable and sustainable sources is needed.
  • Biological Invasions: Topic Page
    Invasive species in general are defined as species that occupy or are in the process of occurring in regions where they have not been present historically.
  • Carbon Footprint: Topic Page
    Measure of the amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission involved in human activity.
  • Deforestation: Topic Page
    Forests are generally defined by the amount of tree canopy cover; deforestation is removal of tree cover.
  • Ecotourism: Topic Page
    Tourism is often described as the world’s largest industry and, while a small component of the overall industry, ecotourism is believed to be one of the fastest growing sub-sectors.
  • Fracking: Topic Page
    Most natural gas is obtained by drilling a well into a pocket of gas trapped beneath an impermeable layer within the Earth.
  • Green Movement: Topic Page
    The environmental movement is a social movement dedicated to the management, protection, and restoration of the natural environment.

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