The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology

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From acid rain, CFC's, and the greenhouse effect to the food-chain and the gene bank, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology provides 5,000 up-to-date entries on all aspects of ecology and the environmental sciences. With many entries derived from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of Natural History, it covers a vast range of subjects, from plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, evolution, environmental pollution, and conservation to climatology, meteorology, geomorphology, and oceanography. Also included are biographical notes on eminent ecologists and other scientists, as well as helpful cross-references that make this volume an invaluable reference tool for students, professionals, and anyone with an interest in the natural world and our environment.show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 132.08 x 190.5 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0192861603
  • 9780192861603

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"Comprehensive..." --BBC Wildlife"Recommended for all libraries."--Choice"This handy and readable dictionary provides students and practitioners with up-to-date definitions of nearly 5,000 terms in ecology and the environmental sciences. Recommended for all libraries."--N. Chipman-Shlaes, Choice"[An] excellent dictionary...The dictionary covers about 5,00 terms and there is an excellent system of cross referencing. It will be of considerable help to students and others working in the biological and environmental sciences."--Aslip Book Guideshow more

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