A reference book for students and professionals in such diverse disciplines as geography, earth sciences, biology, engineering and law. It defines the scientific and the technical terminology that surrounds this high profile topic.
Environmental science and engineering is a truly interdisciplinary field. From its origins in public health practice, concern for the well-being of our environment has embraced areas as diverse as chemistry, the earth sciences, biology, engineering and law. The specialist language of any discipline can be a barrier to co-operation and understanding in solving environmental problems. The Dictionary of Environmental Science and Engineering explains many important specialist environmental terms in a clear and concise way. It also provides an extensive guide to the many acronyms encountered in environmental science. The Dictionary of Environmental Science and Engineering will be a valuable reference tool for anyone working, whether directly or indirectly, with the environment. The dictionary describes many of the acts, organisations and requirements related to the legislation of the environment, giving particular emphasis to those of the United States of America. Thus, it will be particularly useful to those seeking a greater understanding of the US perspective on the environmental question.
James R. Pfafflin
is a professional engineer with degrees from Indiana State University, John Hopkins University and the University of Windsor. He is a member of the Commissioned Reserve of the US Public Health Service. Edward N. Ziegler is Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Polytechnic University. He is a distinguished and experienced teacher and engineer and a consultant to both private industry and government. Joseph M. Lynch is a professional Engineer and a founding partner of the environmental engineering consulting firm Mayo Lynch Associates.