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Recent advances and issues in environmental science
Callahan, Joan R.
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Phoenix : Oryx Press, 2000.
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xvii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.
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GE105 .C35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The changes and significant developments that have accompanied the relatively young field of environmental science are documented in this addition to the Oryx Frontiers of Science Series . From major causes for environmental concern to possible solutions, Environmental Science presents a balanced and comprehensive view of the collective fields of ecology, sociology, demography, and waste management. Special focus is on important environmental events and discoveries that occurred between 1996 and 1999. Additionally, related information is presented on key people, career opportunities, organizations, resources, and more. This is a must-have reference tool for understanding a larger view of environmental science.

Author Notes

JOAN R. CALLAHAN is an environmental scientist who has served as a consultant to many environmental engineering firms, land developers, and government agencies, including the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division, the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, and the California Parks and Recreation Department. She is also an award-winning author of several science and engineering books, as well as numerous scientific papers and environmental documents. Dr. Callahan holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Arizona.

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Providing documents, biographies, career information, and discussions of social issues as well as overviews of recent discoveries and trends, these volumes are from the Oryx Frontiers of Science Series.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Chapter 1. Environmental Science Today: Discoveriesp. 1
Chapter 2. Environmental Science Today: Eventsp. 59
Chapter 3. Environmental Technologies and Management Tools Todayp. 82
Chapter 4. Unsolved Problems, Unanswered Questionsp. 135
Chapter 5. Social Issuesp. 166
Chapter 6. Biographical Sketchesp. 195
Chapter 7. Career Informationp. 215
Chapter 8. Documentsp. 231
Chapter 9. Environmental Datap. 247
Chapter 10. Organizations and Associationsp. 258
Chapter 11. Print and Electronic Resourcesp. 274
Chapter 12. Glossary of Termsp. 288
Indexp. 305