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September 2011 · 1 volume
158 pages · 8"x10"
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
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Aswan High Dam
Bonn Convention on the Conservation
of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
Conservation Reserve Program
Convention Relative to the Preservation of
Fauna and Flora in Their Natural State
Cross-Florida Barge Canal
Endangered species and species protection
Environmental impact assessments
Environmental law, international
European Diploma of Protected Areas
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Gila Wilderness Area
Glen Canyon Dam
Grand Coulee Dam
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Hetch Hetchy Dam
Indigenous peoples and nature preservation
International Union for Conservation of Nature
John Muir Trail
Kings Canyon and Sequoia national parks
Logging and clear-cutting
Lovejoy, Thomas E
Mather, Stephen T
Migratory Bird Act
National Park Service, U.S.
National Trails System Act
Nature preservation policy
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of
Roadless Area Conservation Rule
Scenic Hudson Preservation Conference v
Federal Power Commission
Serengeti National Park
Sierra Club v. Morton
United Nations Convention to Combat
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
World Heritage Convention
World Summit on Sustainable Development
Yellowstone National Park
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.