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By R. Quentin Grafton

ISBN-10: 1840641266

ISBN-13: 9781840641264

This accomplished new dictionary is a crucial reference software for all these attracted to environmental technology and environmental reviews. Written in a transparent and obtainable sort, the dictionary contains over 3000 up to date entries, all followed via an in depth but elementary definition protecting all points of the topic. The ebook additionally contains 3 primers, on the way to bridge the space among each one self-discipline lined. those include introductions to environmental economics, overseas environmental difficulties and environmental structures, dynamics and modelling. one other characteristic is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's significant overseas environmental agreements. This "Dictionary" with its primers and appendices should still end up necessary to all scholars and students of environmental technological know-how and reviews.

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The UN Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, helped establish the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) and created a public awareness of the global nature of many of these problems. Many of the environmental agreements struck to date have been under the auspices of UNEP; others have been pursued on a more localized basis between neighboring countries, reflecting the regional scope of the problem. One example of an environmental problem addressed through MEAs is the long-range transport of pollutants.

It consists of a stream of alpha particles released from radioactive isotopes. See beta radiation and gamma radiation. alternative fuels. , fuel cells, methanol). alternative hypothesis. The contrary hypothesis to the null hypothesis in a statistical test and often denoted by HI. For example, if the null hypothesis to be tested is that the means of two population are equal, the alternative hypothesis is that the means are not equal. If we reject the null hypothesis in a statistical test we (conditionally) accept the alternative hypothesis.

See passive gear. active value. See use value. adnauseam 3 activity analysis. A method of analysis used to find a maximum or minimum subject to a set of linear constraints. See linear programming. acute toxicity. A condition in which an organism’s health is adversely affected following short-term exposure to a toxic substance. adaptability. The extent to which a population or species can adjust to changes or shocks in the environment. See resilience. adaptation. The process of genetic change of flora and fauna due to changes in the environment.

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