A Student's Companion
- K J Gregory - University of Southampton, UK
- Ian Simmons - University of Durham, UK
- Anthony Brazel - Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA
- John W Day - Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA
- Edward A Keller - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
- Alejandro Yanez-Arancibia - Institute of Ecology A.C. Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
- Arthur G Sylvester - University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Entries are concise, informative, richly visual and fully referenced and cross referenced. They introduce key concepts and processes that are included in the index, cite relevant websites, and reflect the latest thinking.
… an essential storehouse of knowledge for understanding the world around us and the sciences that investigate it. No educated person would think of trying to live a productive life without knowing the multiplication table, and no twenty-first century citizen should try to live an environmentally responsible life without the knowledge in this classic work
- Professor William L. Graf
University of South Carolina
Environmental science students embarking on their courses in this fast changing area will find this book to be an essential companion, for it provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date summary of all the crucial issues and concepts of which they will need to be aware
- Professor Andrew Goudie
University of Oxford
...a key text that should be on the introductory reading list for any undergraduate environmental science and/or physical geography student. It would be of particular benefit to students starting their studies in environmental science who have no background in the subject, including post-graduate students embarking on a masters' course. I shall certainly recommend that my students purchase a copy
Progress in Physical Geography
A nice layout. Excellent summary and reference point for a range of important topics - a starting point for students with key readings that students can use as basis to develop their ideas / understanding of concepts.
This book appears to be glorified glossary. It provides concise descriptions of numerous topics, but did not go into sufficient details for it to be of use in my course. I had hoped for a more practical approach.
Excellent book to be used as background reading to get a feel for the subject area. The book is a very easy to read overview of what can be a complicated area (especially for new learners).
A fantastic compendium that offers a solid introduction to a huge range of topics within the field of environmental science.
Recommended as background reading to get a feel for the area of study. The book is a very easy to read overview of what can be a complicated area (especially for students with no previous experience of environmental sciences).