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Basics of Environmental Science

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The new edition of this popular student text offers an engaging introduction to environmental study. It covers the entire breadth of the environmental sciences, providing concise, non-technical explanations of physical processes and systems and the effects of human activities. In this second edition the scientific background to major environmental issues is clearly explain ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published November 2nd 2000 by Routledge (first published November 7th 1996)
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It was a really good book, I really appreciated the variety of case studies it pulls together! Gives the reader a run through from earth sciences all the way through to simple chemistry. It is not as in depth for college students studying the subject!
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John Michael Allaby is an Aventis Junior prize-winning author. He was born on 18 September 1933 in Belper, Derbyshire in England.

He was a police cadet from 1949 to 1951. After that he served in the RAF from 1951 to 1954, becoming a pilot. After leaving the RAF, he worked as an actor from 1954 to 1964. He married Marthe McGregor on 3 January 1957.

From 1964 to 1972, he a worked as an editor for the
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