Rising gas and utility prices, to say nothing of growing concerns about global warming, are fueling increased interest in alternative energy. Finding comprehensive information on this popular topic can be tough. Written for the layperson, this book is a one-stop source of information about alternative energy forms, in a world that needs it more than ever. Environmentally conscious individuals will find the most up-to-date information in this new annual summary.
The encyclopedia assembles information from fields of knowledge relevant to the study of environmental issues such as biology, geology, anthropology, demographics, genetics, and engineering. It explains their interrelationships in terms that are easily understood by nonspecialists.
The Encyclopedia of World Environmental Historyprovides much needed explanation of urgent social and environmental issues - from urbanization to water shortages, climate change to the extinction of species - in articles replete with the stories of human and natural history.