Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

FIVE-VOLUME SET

Paul Robbins,

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society: FIVE-VOLUME SET
 
 

"As befits the topic, this beautifully packaged, wonderfully illustrated, interdisciplinary resource has more than 1200 entries written by specialists. A helpful reader′s guide groups topics like agriculture, conservation and ecology, movements and regulations, politics, pollution, and society. A resource guide, chronology, glossary, and list of the UN′s economic indicators complete the set."
Library Journal

"…this important work gives a well-focused snapshot of environmentalism in the early 21st Century, and it will remain valuable into the future both for its content and as a yardstick to measure progress toward sustainability and conservation. Summing Up: Recommended. Undergraduates and general readers."
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Booklist Editors′ Choice 2008

"This superb interdisciplinary work should find a place on the shelves of every public and academic library that has the least bit of interest in environment issues—which should mean just about all." —Booklist (Starred Review)



Encyclopedia of Environment and Society Encyclopedia

Key Features
  • Examines many new ideas about how the world works, what creates the daunting problems of our time, and how such issues might be addressed, whether by regulation, markets, or new ethics
  • Demonstrates how theories of environmental management based on market efficiency may not be easily reconciled with those that focus on population, and both may certainly diverge from those centering on ethics, justice, or labor
  • Offers contributions from experts in their fields of specialty, including geographers, political scientists, chemists, anthropologists, medical practitioners, development experts, and sociologists, among many others
  • Explores the emerging socio-environmental problems that we face in the next century, as well as the shifting and expanding theoretical tools available for tackling these problems
  • Covers regions of North America in greater detail but also provides a comprehensive picture that approaches, as effectively as possible, a cohesive global vision
Key Themes
  • Agriculture
  • Animals
  • Biology and Chemistry
  • Climate
  • Conservation and Ecology
  • Countries
  • Geography
  • History
  • Movements and Regulations
  • Organizations
  • People
  • Politics
  • Pollution
  • Society

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