This illustrated encyclopedia supports curricula in science, environmental science, global and contemporary issues. It provides a unique global perspective on environmental issues, and covers lesser known as well as more common environmental concerns. The set explores how human population growth has changed the world's natural areas, and how society has responded to these changes. Each volume of Environmental Issues, Global Perspectives focuses on a specific ecological niche and contains a detailed introductory section with definitions, examples, current ecological status, and background information. Subsequent sections look at modern case studies from around the globe, outline the history of each region with regard to the volume's specific ecological area, and consider challenges for the future. Each volume contains a number of recent illustrations, charts, and maps, as well as a glossary, sources for further study, and index, further enhancing student research.
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