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The Environment Encyclopedia: Acid Rain-Zoning

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ISBN 10: 0761471936 / ISBN 13: 9780761471936
Published by Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb, 2000
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Title: The Environment Encyclopedia: Acid ...

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Corp/Ccb

Publication Date: 2000

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The Environment Encyclopedia: Acid Rain-Zoning [hardcover] Eblen, Ruth A.,Eblen, William R. [Dec 01, 2000]

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This encyclopedia is an update and repackaging of the Houghton Mifflin Encyclopedia of the Environment (1994), which was among the first resources to focus on the human and social aspects of environmental issues. In its new incarnation, the encyclopedia has expanded from 1 to 11 volumes and incorporates many more illustrations and photographs. Although adults will find it useful, the layout and presentation seem most suitable to middle-school through senior-high-school students.

The editors selected and updated or commissioned 400 articles, arranged alphabetically over a broad range of topics. The breadth goes beyond the expected coverage of Carson, Rachel; Clean Air Act; and Climate change to include Migrant labor, Suburb, and Wright, Frank Lloyd. Most entries are signed and vary in length but are usually several pages long. They may have sidebars called "Linkups" to refer readers to other entries dealing with related concepts. Other type of sidebars may include definitions, tables, or several paragraphs of related information. Entries conclude with see also references and short bibliographies. Most of the photographs and illustrations are in color.

Each volume has own its table of contents and index. The first volume contains a complete table of contents of all volumes as well as a "Thematic Outline of Contents." Volume 11 contains the set index as well as seven thematic indexes, among them an "Index of Places" and an "Index of Persons." The indexes, which reference illustrations and other graphics as well as text, are a valuable part of this work and should be well used. Volume 11 also includes a glossary, a 12-page "Environmental Time Line," and a valuable "Resources for Further Study" that includes an essay on using libraries and their resources (including librarians) well.

As with any work, there are small quibbles. The article Wildflowers features a photograph of cosmos, described as "native to North America." But in fact, most cosmos are specifically native to Mexico and are considered invasive aliens in many parts of the U.S.

This is an expensive work, but because of its breadth of information and accessibility it is recommended for school and public libraries. It may also be useful in undergraduate libraries as an introduction to the topic. RBB
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