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A Dictionary Of Environmental Economics, Science, And Policy

A Dictionary Of Environmental Economics, Science, And Policy

R. Quentin Grafton , Linwood H. Pendleton , Harry W. Nelson

R. Quentin Grafton, Professor of Economics, Crawford School, Australian National University, Linwood H. Pendleton, Formerly Department of Economics and Finance, University of Wyoming, US and Harry W. Nelson, Forest Economics and Policy Analysis Research Unit, University of British Columbia, Canada

2001 416 pp Hardback 978 1 84064 126 4
2002 Paperback 978 1 84376 318 5
ebook isbn 978 1 84376 862 3

Hardback £134.00 on-line price £120.60

Paperback £31.00 on-line price £24.80

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‘In a field like environmental studies that cuts across so many diverse disciplines, scholars and students really need a basic reference like this Dictionary. It provides concise definitions of a myriad of terms from economics, environmental science, and the policy arena. And even more, it also provides a set of excellent primers for environmental economics itself and some related issues. It is an invaluable reference.’
– Wallace E. Oates, University of Maryland and Resources for the Future, US

‘This book is a very useful reference for professionals in natural resource and environmental management. . . . I recommend that practitioners get a copy for their own reference and that courses in this area adopt the book as a supplemental text.’
– From the foreword by Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University, US

This comprehensive new dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject.

Contents
Contents: Acknowledgements Preface Introduction • Economics for the Environment: A Primer • International Environmental Problems: A Primer • Environmental Systems, Dynamics and Modeling: A Primer • Annotated References: A Starting Point • Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy • References • Appendix 1: Greek Alphabet Appendix 2: Roman Numerals Appendix 3: Système Internationale Units Appendix 4: Prefixes of the Système Internationale (SI) Appendix 5: Common Abbreviations Appendix 6: Geological Time Appendix 7: Selected Environmental Treaties and Conventions

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‘I would recommend the current book to schools and public libraries.’
– John Goodier, Reference Reviews

‘This Dictionary offers a much needed transdisciplinary reference presenting clear and concise meanings for disciplinary jargon and the specialised uses of certain familiar terms in the context of environmental economics, resource sciences and policy analysis.’
– Thilak Mallawaarachchi, The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

‘A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science and Policy offers a reference that bridges the gap between the disciplines of environmental economics, environmental sciences and environmental studies. . . . This dictionary if a valuable reference source for professionals in natural resource and environmental management and for non-specialists.’
– Fakhry A. Assaad, Environmental Geology

‘Definitions are concise and readable even for readers with limited knowledge of the field. . . . Libraries serving environmental studies departments will want to add this unique, useful titles to their collections.’
– J.B. Napp, Choice

‘At last, three authors who have recognised the need for economic literacy among environmental scientists and scientific literacy for economists. Quentin Grafton and his colleagues offer a wide-ranging, ambitious, but highly successful guide to the ever-expanding terminology that any modern-day environmental researcher and reader needs. One to keep on the reference shelf.’
– David Pearce, University College London, UK

‘In a field like environmental studies that cuts across so many diverse disciplines, scholars and students really need a basic reference like this Dictionary. It provides concise definitions of a myriad of terms from economics, environmental science, and the policy arena. And even more, it also provides a set of excellent primers for environmental economics itself and some related issues. It is an invaluable reference.’
– Wallace E. Oates, University of Maryland and Resources for the Future, US

‘This book is a very useful reference for professionals in natural resource and environmental management. . . . I recommend that practitioners get a copy for their own reference and that courses in this area adopt the book as a supplemental text.’
– From the foreword by Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University, US

This comprehensive Dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject.

The book also includes three primers, which will bridge the gap between each discipline covered. These consist of introductions to environmental economics, international environmental problems and environmental systems, dynamics and modelling. Another unique feature is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's major international environmental agreements.

This Dictionary with its primers and appendices will prove immensely useful to all students and scholars of environmental science and studies.



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