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By R. Quentin Grafton

This complete new dictionary is a vital reference instrument for all these drawn to environmental technology and environmental experiences. Written in a transparent and available variety, the dictionary comprises over 3000 up to date entries, all observed by means of an in depth but ordinary definition overlaying all points of the topic. The ebook additionally contains 3 primers, in an effort to bridge the space among every one self-discipline lined. those include introductions to environmental economics, overseas environmental difficulties and environmental structures, dynamics and modelling. one other function is the inclusion of an appendix which lists and describes the world's significant overseas environmental agreements. This "Dictionary" with its primers and appendices should still end up helpful to all scholars and students of environmental technological know-how and experiences.

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Ad hoc. Latin term meaning “for this purpose”. ad infinitum. Latin term meaning “without end”. ad libitum (ad lib). without preparation”. Latin term commonly meaning “undertaken ad nauseam. Latin term meaning “to the point of being sick”. 4 adsorption adsorption. Formation of a layer of a solid, liquid or gas on the surface of a solid without penetrating the solid. Adsorbents, such as activated carbon, are highly effective in removing undesirable pollutants from the water and air. See activated carbon.

Algal bloom. A massive proliferation of algae in water bodies due to pollution (such as phosphates), nutrification, eutrophication, and environmental factors. algorithm. A program or set of rules that can be used to solve mathematical or computational problems. ALH84001. Identification for a meteorite that originated on the planet Mars and landed in Antarctica some 13,000 years ago. The meteorite includes polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that can be produced by decaying organisms, as well as inorganic processes.

Annex one countries. Signatories to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) which committed to stabilize their emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2000. See Framework Convention on Climate Change. annex two countries. Countries from the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) that are listed in the Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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