Encyclopedias: Environmental Studies

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Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste: the Social Science of Garbage [Rutgers Restricted]
"Explores the topic across multiple disciplines within the social sciences and ranges further to include business, consumerism, environmentalism, and marketing."

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 Environment and Society [Rutgers Restricted]
Explores socio-environmental issues related to themes such as agriculture, animals, biology and chemistry, climate, conservation and ecology, countries, geography, history, movements and regulations, organizations, people, politics, pollution, and society.

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."

Encyclopedia of Population [Rutgers Restricted]
"Provides expanded, up-to-date coverage of demographic topics both in the core field and in neighboring disciplines. Designed to encompass the large-scale changes in emphasis and research directions in population studies during the last 20 years, topics covered include: rapid demographic expansion in poor countries; low fertility rates and problems of old-age support; the environmental impact of a dense population; the press for expanded reproductive rights; and much more." An electronic version of the 2 volume print resource.

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."

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.)."

History in Dispute [Rutgers Restricted]
"Addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe."

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.