From School Library Journal YA-- Clearly worded definitions presented in an appealing format make this an essential reference work. Students with assignments in science, social science, health, computers, etc., will find it a great resource. Definitions are often cross-referenced, thus opening up new avenues for research. Appendixes include acronyms, abbreviations, unit equivalents, concentrations, and chemical elements. Multiple copies would be well used. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal This environmental dictionary includes over 3000 terms, with heavy emphasis on U.S. government agencies and laws, chemistry, engineering, public policy, and environmental health. Words and phrases such as "rad," "greenhouse effect," "ozone layer," and "nuclear winter" are all here. A useful list of acronyms such as EPA, EIS, and GRAS is also included. Unfortunately, there is no pronunciation guide. Michael Allaby's Dictionary of the Environment (Macmillan, 1989. 3d ed.) includes more on flora and fauna, less on law and engineering, so the two are complementary. This title, with so few competitors, seems essential for most public and science libraries.