Science GLOBAL RESOURCES Encyclopedia of Global Resources Third Edition AT A GLANCE • 4 Volumes; 1,600 Pages • 600 Essays • 300 Photos • Glossary • Web sites • Bibliography • Timeline • 250 Charts & Tables • Alphabetical Table of Elements • Periodic Table of Elements • Tables of Resources • Tables of Countries’ Resources • Subject & Category Indexes April 2019 Print ISBN: 978-1-64265-056-3 Library Price: $395 NEW! Spring 2019 This fully updated and expanded third edition adds hundreds of new articles and updates previous entries to extend their scope to our global economy in 2019. Dozens of new charts, tables, graphs, and appendixes supplement the text, providing students with worldwide insights on where we derive our mineral and biological resources, how they are processed, for what purposes they are used, and where they stand in our current economy. The Encyclopedia of Global Resources provides a wide variety of perspectives on both traditional and more recent views of the Earth’s resources. It serves as a bridge connecting the domains of resource exploitation, environmentalism, geology, and biology, and it explains their interrelationships in terms that students and other non-specialists can understand. 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—mineral based, biologically based, and energy related (such as oil and tar sands)—are covered, as well as ecological resources such as Earth’s atmosphere and its biodiversity, 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. The essays in this set range from one to six pages in length. The core of the set is over 120 articles on specific mineral and other non-living resources. These articles begin with informative subheads, including “Where Found” and “Primary Uses,” and continue with subsections that address “Description, Distribution, and Forms,” “History,” “Obtaining the Resource,” and “Uses.” Every article is signed, and each has summary information at the beginning and cross-references to other articles in the set at the end. Useful reference features at the beginning of each volume 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. Of particular note are the detailed tables of resources for both mineral groups and countries, derived from the public-domain data of the U.S. Geological Survey, Energy Information Administration, and CIA in their latest iteration. Two indexes—geographical and subject—round out the set. FREE Online Access FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GLOBAL THIRD EDITION RESOURCES NEW! NEW! Outstanding Reference Source – ALA “Notable for authoritative content written at a level accessible to the student and layperson, the Encyclopedia of Global Resources is highly recommended for high- school, college and public libraries.” – Booklist “Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers.” – Booklist “All college and university libraries will be well served by this set.” – ARBA (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! GLOBAL RESOURCES SCIENCE 113