Encyclopedia of Rainforests

Author: Diane Jukofsky

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562591

Category: Nature

Page: 328

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Profiles specific animals and plants found in rain forests between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and examines the role of people in the health of the tropical forests.

The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism

Author: David Bruce Weaver

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851993680

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 668

View: 2025

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The Encyclopedia of Ecotourism provides an expert, state-of-the-art and comprehensive knowledge base of the rapidly growing global ecotourism sector. It is divided into eight major sections, and contains 41 chapters, individually authored by international researchers and practitioners in ecotourism. Each chapter combines theory and practice in a complementary way. The scope of the encyclopedia includes definitions and other contextual material, regional perspectives, venues, impacts, planning and management considerations, and issues associated with ecotourism businesses, research and training.

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: R. W. McColl

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0816072299

Category: Science

Page: 433

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Presents a comprehensive guide to the geography of the world, with world maps and articles on cartography, notable explorers, climate and more.

Encyclopedia of the Developing World

Author: Thomas M. Leonard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415976640

Category: Developing countries

Page: 1759

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A comprehensive work on the historical and current status of developing countries.

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 012813576X

Category: Science

Page: 2280

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Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based, global synthesis cataloguing the impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, leading scientists provide foundational essays that enable researchers to define and scrutinize information, ideas, relationships, meanings and ideas within the Anthropocene concept. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others are included, providing discussion on when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations. Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s, and hence popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000. Presents comprehensive and systematic coverage of topics related to the Anthropocene, with a focus on the Geosciences and Environmental science Includes point-counterpoint articles debating key aspects of the Anthropocene, giving users an even-handed navigation of this complex area Provides historic, seminal papers and essays from leading scientists and philosophers who demonstrate changes in the Anthropocene concept over time

Encyclopedia of Environmental Science

Author: John F. Mongillo,Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781573561471

Category: Nature

Page: 450

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Provides information related to environmental science; defines terms and identifies key people, organizations, events, statutes, treaties, places, creatures, and technology; and includes a chronology from 1798 to 2000.

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

Author: Julian Evans,John A. Youngquist

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080548016

Category: Nature

Page: 2400

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A combination of broad disciplinary coverage and scientific excellence, the Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences will be an indispensable addition to the library of anyone interested in forests, forestry and forest sciences. Packed with valuable insights from experts all over the world, this remarkable set not only summarizes recent advances in forest science techniques, but also thoroughly covers the basic information vital to comprehensive understanding of the important elements of forestry. The Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences also covers relevant biology and ecology, different types of forestry (e.g. tropical forestry and dryland forestry), scientific names of trees and shrubs, and the applied, economic, and social aspects of forest management. Valuable key features further enhance the utility of this Encyclopedia as an exceptional reference tool. Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. Edited and written by a distinguished group of editors and contributors Well-organized encyclopedic format provides concise, readable entries, easy searches, and thorough cross-references Illustrative tables, figures, and photographs in every entry, produced in full color Comprehensive glossary defines new and important terms Complete, up-to-date coverage of over 60 areas of forest sciences - sure to be of interest to scientists, students, and professionals alike! Editor-in-Chief is the past president of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations, the oldest international collaborative forestry research organization with over 15,000 scientists from 100 countries

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: Peter Haggett

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761473060

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 3456

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Presents profiles of countries from around the world, with information on such topics as historical events, the environment, physical geography, habitats, animal and plant life, agriculture, the economy, culture, governments, and industries.

Nature Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1405335661

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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What is life like underground? Where can you find the world's ugliest fish? Why are fungi so fantastic? Take an amazing look at the natural world to find out! Discover plants and animals and where they live - from deserts to oceans, rainforests to mountains. Packed with curiosity quizzes, 'turn and learn' boxes and 'did you know?' facts, plus amazing photographs so there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for National Curriculum Key Stage 1. Go ahead and take a leap into the natural world!

Encyclopedia of World Geography

Author: Peter Haggett

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 3456

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Presents profiles of countries from around the world, with information on such topics as historical events, the environment, physical geography, habitats, animal and plant life, agriculture, the economy, culture, governments, and industries.

Encyclopedia of Wellness

From Acai Berry to Yo-yo Dieting

Author: Sharon K. Zoumbaris

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313393338

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 984

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This wide-ranging encyclopedia addresses our rapidly changing understanding of health and wellness, providing a collection of essays that are up-to-date and comprehensive in both scope and breadth. * Over 230 clear and concise A–Z entries by notable scholars and researchers * A short, introductory essay that gives readers a historical overview of health issues in the United States * Sidebars that provide personal anecdotes about specific health situations * A comprehensive glossary of health and wellness terms * A comprehensive list of Internet resources for further information and research

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre: Africa

Author: Don Rubin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415059312

Category: Reference

Page: 426

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Volume Three in this series carries on from the highly acclaimed volumes on Europe and on the Americas. Focusing on non-Arabic Africa, and with contributions from leading experts from the countries featured, the third volume of the World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre series examines theatrical developments in Africa since 1945. Entries on thirty-two African countries are featured in this volume, preceded by specialist introductory essays on Anglophone Africa, Francophone Africa, History and Culture, Cosmology, Music, Dance, Theatre for Young Audiences and Puppetry. There are also special introductory general essays on African theatre written by Nobel Prize Laureate Wole Soyinka and the outstanding Congolese playwright, Sony Labou Tansi, before his untimely death in 1995. More up-to-date and more wide-ranging than any other publication, this is undoubtedly a major ground-breaking survey of contemporary African theatre.

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods

Author: Michael T. Murray,Joseph Pizzorno

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103449

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 912

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From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the world¹s foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating. Make healthy eating a lifetime habit. Let The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods teach you how to: design a safe diet use foods to stimulate the body¹s natural ability to rejuvenate and heal discover the role that fiber, enzymes, fatty acids, and other dietary components have in helping us live healthfully understand which food prescriptions will help you safely treat more than 70 specific ailments, including acne, Alzheimer¹s disease, immune system depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, PMS, and rheumatoid arthritis prepare foods safely in order to prevent illness and maximize health benefits select, store, and prepare all kinds of healthful foods Providing the best natural remedies for everyday aches and pains, as well as potent protection against serious diseases, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods is a required daily health reference.