A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science and Policy

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Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
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'In a field like environmental studies that cuts across so many diverse disciplines, scholars and students really need a basic reference like this Dictionary. It provides concise definitions of a myriad of terms from economics, environmental science, and the policy arena. and even more, it also provides a set of excellent primers for environmental economics itself and some related issues. It is an invaluable reference.' - Wallace E. Oates, University of Maryland and Resources for the Future, US 'This book is a very useful reference for professionals in natural resource and environmental management. . . . I recommend that practitioners get a copy for their own reference and that courses in this area adopt the book as a supplemental text.' - from the foreword by Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University, US This comprehensive new dictionary is an important reference tool for all those interested in environmental science and environmental studies. Written in a clear and accessible style, the dictionary includes over three thousand up-to-date entries, all accompanied by a detailed yet straightforward definition covering all aspects of the subject.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
Preface
ix
Introduction
xi
A Primer
xiii
A Primer
xxxi
A Primer
xxxix
A Starting Point
xlvii
Dictionary of Environmental Economics Science and Policy
1
Greek Alphabet
327
Roman Numerals
329
Systeme Internationale Units
331
Prefixes of the Systeme Internationale SI
333
Common Abbreviations
335
Geological Time
337
Selected Environmental Treaties and Conventions
339
Copyright

References
311

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R. QUENTIN GRAFTON has a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia and holds a Chair and a professorship in economics at the Australian National University. Professor Grafton holds the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance. He is Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy at the Crawford School at the Australian National University (ANU) and is an ANU Public Policy Fellow.

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