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Understand the evolving environment in SAGE Reference's Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

January 15, 2014

Los Angeles - The environment is in constant flux. Some aspects of that change are caused by nature and some are related to humans through social, cultural, economic and political issues. The science of environmental change is a growing field of study, and the new, authoritative and comprehensive Encyclopedia of Environmental Change from SAGE Reference reflects the interdependence of both environmental science and society.

Accessibly written by a team of international authors, the three-volume Encyclopedia of Environmental Change provides a gateway to the complex facts, concepts, techniques, methodology, and philosophy of environmental change. Illustrating topics within this dynamic and rapidly changing interdisciplinary field, over 4,000 A-to-Z entries explore such key themes as:

  • Conservation
  • Demographic change
  • Environmental policy, management, and security
  • Green Revolution
  • Human impact on environment
  • Land use change
  • Military impacts on environment
  • Mining and mining impacts
  • Nuclear and solar energy
  • Pollution
  • Water resources and water security
  • Wildlife conservation

The informative and up-to-date Encyclopedia of Environmental Change includes comprehensive coverage of terminology, including layers of entries ranging from one-line definitions to short essays. This is an invaluable companion for any student of physical geography, environmental geography, or environmental sciences and belongs on the shelves of all academic and public libraries. A FREE 30-day online trial to this title is available at


Editor-in-Chief John A. Matthews is Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography at Swansea University, Wales, UK, where he was also Director of the Swansea Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory.

SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. A privately owned corporation, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington, D.C.

Encyclopedia of Environmental Change

February 2014                         1496 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4462-4711-2         Print Price: $560
eISBN: 978-1-4462-4750-1       

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