A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy

A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy

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R. Quentin Grafton, Linwood H. Pendleton and Harry W. Nelson

This comprehensive Dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject.

Introduction

R. Quentin Grafton, Linwood H. Pendleton and Harry W. Nelson

Subjects: economics and finance, environmental economics, environment, ecological economics, environmental economics

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Without a holistic view of the environment that transcends disciplines, we can never hope to have a comprehensive understanding of our world. Unfortunately, the language of each discipline includes its own set of jargon and words that are commonly used by people within a discipline but, frequently, cannot be understood by people from the outside. Too often, these barriers prevent us from understanding and developing a systematic view of our environment. A Dictionary o Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy offers f a reference that bridges the gap between the disciplines of environmental economics, environmental sciences and environmental studies. It provides a comprehensive set of words used in environmental, ecological and resource economics. In addition, the dictionary includes a selection of some of the most important and frequently used words in the environmental sciences and environmental studies. The book includes over 3,300 words from abatement to zooplankton and, where further explanations are required, further reading and references are provided. The dictionary is not only a ready-reference for students, but should prove useh1 to policy makers and professionals who need to understand the many different terms and concepts about the environment. The book has a number of unique features. Included are three primers that provide introductions to the topics of Environmental Economics, International Environmental Problems, and Environmental Systems, Dynamics and Modeling. These primers can be used as reviews or introductions in many different courses and programs on the environment. In addition, the dictionary has a list of annotated references that provides...