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Encyclopedias: Environmental Sciences

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Encyclopedia of Earth
A free, fully searchable collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society.

Encyclopedia of Estuaries [Rutgers Restricted]
"Covers the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of estuaries. In total more than 225 authors from around the world have contributed to the encyclopedia on such diverse subjects as biotic communities, essential habitats, food webs, fisheries, hydrology, pollution, conservation, and many more." Part of Springer's Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change [Rutgers Restricted]
Includes "articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes." Electronic version of the 3 volume print resource.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology [Rutgers Restricted]
Addresses the "fundamental disconnect between concepts of global warming developed in scientific journals and much of the popular debate in the popular realm."

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments [Rutgers Restricted]
Part of the Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series , "the encyclopedia covers the entire span of the Earth's climate history from the early Precambrian to the Little Ice Age, and also offers an interplanetary comparison."

Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia
From the National Park Service, the encyclopedia summarizes information on environmental toxicology as related to fish, wildlife, invertebrates, and other non-human living resources

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources [Rutgers Restricted]
Covers the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries with "full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context."

Forest Encyclopedia Network
Includes a growing number of encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science.

Historical Encyclopedia of Natural and Mathematical Sciences [Rutgers Restricted]
"Blends the essential historical data (chronology, biographies, major background political and economical events, etc.) together with science proper (principles, laws, experiments, observations, theories, equations, etc.)."

Pollution Issues
Information on a variety of pollution issues, with articles ranging from topical essays on subjects such as acid rain, cancer, noise pollution, and zero growth population to biographies on key figures. Based on the Thomson Gale print publication, Pollution A-Z.