Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues: Preservation and Wilderness Issues

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September 2011 · 1 volume
158 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3672-2
# of Pages: 158
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Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
Preservation & Wilderness Issues
An in-depth selection of articles from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

Preservation and Wilderness is a single-volume reference that contains selected essays from Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues. Every article in this set was carefully selected by our editors to provide the best information available about the topic. The essays in Preservation and Wilderness consider the concept of preservation, the laws enacted to protect the nation's lands, and the various groups and individuals who advocate preservation. See below for the complete Table of Contents.

Preservation & Wilderness Issues Table of Contents

Alaska National Interest Lands
    Conservation Act 
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition 
Antiquities Act 
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 
Aswan High Dam
Biosphere reserves 
Bonn Convention on the Conservation
    of Migratory Species of Wild Animals 
Carter, Jimmy 
Conservation movement 
Conservation Reserve Program 
Controlled burning
Convention Relative to the Preservation of
    Fauna and Flora in Their Natural State 
Cross-Florida Barge Canal 
Debt-for-nature swaps 
Endangered species and species protection
Environmental impact assessments
    and statements 
Environmental law, international 
European Diploma of Protected Areas 
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Gila Wilderness Area 
Glen Canyon Dam 
Global ReLeaf
Grand Canyon 
Grand Coulee Dam
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge 
Green Plan 
Habitat destruction
Hetch Hetchy Dam 
Indigenous peoples and nature preservation 
International Union for Conservation of Nature
John Muir Trail 
Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks 
Land-use planning 
Leopold, Aldo
Logging and clear-cutting 
Lovejoy, Thomas E
Mather, Stephen T
Migratory Bird Act 
Mine reclamation
Naess, Arne 
National forests 
National Park Service, U.S.
National parks 
National Trails System Act 
Nature Conservancy 
Nature preservation policy 
Nature reserves 
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of
International Importance
Roadless Area Conservation Rule 
Roosevelt, Theodore 
Rowell, Galen 
Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v
    Federal Power Commission 
Serengeti National Park
Sierra Club
Sierra Club v. Morton 
Soil conservation 
Sustainable agriculture 
Sustainable development 
Sustainable forestry 
Tellico Dam 
United Nations Convention to Combat
Watt, James 
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 
Wilderness Act
Wilderness areas
Wilderness Society 
Wildlife refuges 
World Heritage Convention 
World Summit on Sustainable Development 
Yellowstone National Park 
Yosemite Valley 
Zapovednik system 
Category Index 

About Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues
An up-to-date A-Z guide on science, policy, and social issues related to the global environment. The Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues assembles information from numerous fields of knowledge relevant to the study of the environmental issues, including biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering, and explains the interrelationships of these issues in easily understood terms.

All of the original essays have been evaluated for their currency, and many of them have been either completely replaced or substantially revised to reflect the latest information available. The Further Reading sections accompanying the essays have all been updated.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues contains alphabetically arranged articles that range in length from 300 to 3,000 words. They cover a wide variety of topics, including endangered animal species, air pollution, national parks, environmental legislation, oil spills, alternative energy sources, and global climate change. In recognition of the fact that people spend an overwhelming proportion of their time in human-made environments, essays also cover such topics as sick building syndrome, noise pollution, smog, and urban planning.

Each essay begins with a category subhead 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. All articles are accompanied by cross-references to related articles in the set, and every article is signed by the academics and other experts who wrote them. The title also includes nearly numerous photographs, charts, graphs, tables, and maps that illuminate the events and concepts detailed in the essays.