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Green Atlas
A Multimedia Reference

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104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This reference resource, in atlas format, is an online-only compendium of maps and data sets accompanied by multimedia elements designed to illustrate key concepts in green issues and environmentalism graphically and interactively.  Topics for the maps presented in this work were selected from articles in the 12-volume SAGE Reference Series on Green Society: Toward a Sustainable Future.  Each map includes links to one or more of the series articles. Maps include interactive components, with clickable icons to deliver the data and statistics that make up each map. Further, multimedia elements (photos, video and audio clips and transcripts) accompany map themes and presentations.
Key features
  • 100 maps, with 100 supporting data sets, cover such issues as acid rain, carbon emissions, fossil fuels, hydroelectric power, irrigation, landfills, nuclear reactors, power grids, sea level rise, supply chains, waste disposal, etc.
  • Clickable icons allow users to jump from maps to the data sets on which they are based.
  • Sources for data sets include such institutions as the U.S. Department of Energy, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, World Bank, European Union, CIA World Factbook, Greenpeace, energy associations, foreign government web sites and energy departments, and more.
  • Tied to the e-only SAGE Reference Series on Green Society, maps link to series articles that provide readers with background on the topic or issue at hand; however, the atlas can also be used independently of the series.
  • Multimedia elements (approximately 20 videos, 10 audio clips, 75 four-color photos) accompany map themes and presentations.
  • Culminating the work, the General Editor provides a podcast lecture on green society and sustainability.
  • Pedagogical elements include:  a thematic Reader's Guide to the maps; a Resource Guide of key books, journals and web sites for further reading and exploration; and a thorough Index to feed electronic search-and-browse capabilities.

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