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  • Hardcover: 826 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4th Edition edition (16 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470061944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470061947
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,397,150 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It is forecast to continue as an indispensable reference." (Pollution, September 2000)

"...is the literary equivalent of a brain transplant." (Environment Business, November 2000)

"I shall certainly add it to the reference books I have on my desk ..." (Ecotoxicology, 2001)

"this is a good buy." (The Holocene, Vol 11/3, 2001)

"The items are easy and pleasant to read" (International Jnl of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol.80 No.298, 2001)

"extremely useful and excellent value for money" (Int. Jnl. of Environmental Studies, Vol.58, 2001) 

"...Porteous′ book will contribute to better understanding and protection of world′s environment..." (Photosynthetica, Vol.40, No.2, 2002)



"It is forecast to continue as an indispensable reference." (Pollution, September 2000)

"...is the literary equivalent of a brain transplant." (Environment Business, November 2000)

"I shall certainly add it to the reference books I have on my desk ..." (Ecotoxicology, 2001)

"this is a good buy." (The Holocene, Vol 11/3, 2001)

"The items are easy and pleasant to read" (International Jnl of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol.80 No.298, 2001)

"extremely useful and excellent value for money" (Int. Jnl. of Environmental Studies, Vol.58, 2001)

"...Porteous′ book will contribute to better understanding and protection of world′s environment..." (Photosynthetica, Vol.40, No.2, 2002)

 

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From the Back Cover

This superb and highly–acclaimed dictionary includes over 4000 in–depth entries on scientific and technical terminology, associated with environmental protection and resource management. In addition, it contains numerous illustrations, a wide range of international case studies and extensive cross–references to guide the reader. The fourth edition represents a major update with 30% new material, additional illustrations and a greatly expanded list of relevant web resources.

Reviews of previous editions:

"This is a veritable Whitakers′ Almanac of useful information on all aspects of science and the natural environment, and its author needs little introduction. It is as useful for dipping into – being crammed with fascinating facts – as it is for checking definitions. Essential for layman and specialist alike."
Packaging Week

"...Porteous′ book will contribute to better understanding and protection of the world′s environment..."
Photosynthetica

"This dictionary is highly recommended as a valuable reference for both students and professionals working in environmental science and technology."
International Journal of Environment and Pollution

"...a formidable rival of many much more expensive and heavier volumes. Porteous succeeds to precisely describe the chosen terms without compromise to readability. Cross–references nicely bring together additional  or related information. The reader is often captured by the well–written text and is kept reading far beyond the sought–after term."
Environmental Geology

Dictionary of Environmental Science and technology, Fourth Edition will be an indispensable reference for all students and professionals concerned with the world′s environment.


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
As first year students on a BSc Environmental course, this book proved invaluable accross all of our course modules. Not only does the text provide a clear explanation of the subject, it also has plenty of material to reference into your own work.
Now in the second year this is still one of my most used books. It is a must for anybody looking at the science of the environment.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Oct. 2000
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This book has probably been the most useful reference book I have ever owned. The definitions given have all been clear and precise and have assisted me greatly in my understanding of the subject. Many of the definitions also indicate that further information is available elswhere in the book. At times reading this book is a bit like surfing the WEB, you start on one subject and then get gently lead along a path and end up at a different (although connected) subject. Although I have been using this book to assist with course work I believe that it would be of great use to anyone interested in technolgy and science. Its a great book to have around when reading one of the science magazines. I strongly recommend it.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Marie Simpson on 2 Oct. 2001
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This book is a recommended text for several level 2 and 3 courses run by Open University and has been a fountain of knowledge for essays, major assignments and subsequent professional reports. I own the second edition of this book, the third edition promises to be crammed with up-to-the minute references, text and diagrams. Environmental students and professionals from all sectors, civil engineers, planners and site facilities managers with a vested interest in environmental management should own this essential text. Also has a good section on ISO14001.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. Gardner on 14 Feb. 2009
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This is an invaluable book for any environmentally aware person, it is also a good aid to understanding terms that are used in envirionmental, science and technological language.
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This comprehensive text on environmental science and technology is an excellent resource for the layperson and the academic alike. It covers a vast range of environmental issues which are particularly relevant today as we move towards a greater sensitivity and awareness of environmental issues. Andrew Porteous is to be congratulated on his capacity for a scholarly approach to the subject whilst talking in language that is accessible to the ordinary man and woman who is concerned with these issues.
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