A Student's Companion
- K J Gregory - University of Southampton, UK
- Ian Simmons - University of Durham, UK
- Anthony Brazel - Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA
- John W Day - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
- Edward A Keller - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia - Institute of Ecology A.C. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
- Arthur G Sylvester - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
—Andrew Goudie, University of Oxford
This unique addition to reference literature provides an introduction to the major concepts and contemporary issues that are essential for students of environmental science and environmental studies to know.
With over 200 entries authored by world-class names like Anthony Brazel, John Day and Edward Keller, this text is divided into six sections:
- Environmental Science
- Paradigms & Concepts
- Processes & Dynamics
- Scales & Techniques
- Environmental Issues
Environmental Science: A Student's Companion will be widely used throughout degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Geography.
"Exhaustive but not exhausting, this primer on the environmental sciences and environmental studies is the educated layperson's essential storehouse of knowledge for understanding the world around us and the sciences that investigate it. This compendium is the essential intellectual tool box for understanding the greatest challenge of the twenty-first century: the relationship between human society and the natural world that supports us. Written in a lively fashion that will appeal to the environmental neophyte as well as to the expert, this work appeals not to the lowest common denominator, but rather to the highest common denominator. No educated person would think of trying to live a productive life without knowing the multiplication table, and no twentieth-century citizen should try to live an environmentally responsible life without the knowledge in this classic work."
—William L. Graf, University of South Carolina
A nice layout. Excellent summary and reference point for a range of important topics - a starting point for students with key readings that students can use as basis to develop their ideas / understanding of concepts.
This book appears to be glorified glossary. It provides concise descriptions of numerous topics, but did not go into sufficient details for it to be of use in my course. I had hoped for a more practical approach.
Excellent book to be used as background reading to get a feel for the subject area. The book is a very easy to read overview of what can be a complicated area (especially for new learners).
A fantastic compendium that offers a solid introduction to a huge range of topics within the field of environmental science.
Recommended as background reading to get a feel for the area of study. The book is a very easy to read overview of what can be a complicated area (especially for students with no previous experience of environmental sciences).