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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Resources

This list contains brief bibliographic information; for complete holdings please check the UIUC Online Library Catalog.

Access EPA
        Published: Washington, DC : Information Access Branch,
        Information Management and Services Division, U.S., 1993.
        Call #: 363.700973 Un32a
        Location: City Planning, Government Documents, Law, Natural History

Annual Review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency : Program Evaluation, Budget Analysis, Funding Recommendations.
        Published: Washington, D.C. : Enviromental Budget Priorities Project, Center for Resource Economics, 1993-
        Call #: 363.700973 AN78
City Planning (Reference)

Atlas of United States Environemntal Issues
        Author/Editor: Mason, Robert J. and Mark T. Mattson
        Published:  New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, 1990.
        Call #: F. 363.700973 M381a
        Location: City Planning (Reference)

Beacham's International Threatened, Endangered and Extinct Species
        Published: Washington, D.C. : Beacham Publishing ; [Dallas, TX] : ZCI Publishing,1995.
        Call #: CDROM 574.529 B353
        Location: Biology (Reference)

This full text CD-ROM contains 10-70 page accounts of over 1,300 species and includes images.  Also included is the full text of over 170 Fish and Wildlife Service Technical Bulletins from 1976-1994. Information about relevant organizations and the history of endangered species legislation is included.

Bibliographical Dictionary of American and Canadian Naturalists and Environmentalists
        Editors: Sterling, Keir B., et. al
        Published:   Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997.
        Call #: 508.092273 B52
        Location: Natural History (Reference)

The Cambridge World History of Human Disease
        Editor: Kiple, Kenneth F.
        Published:  Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
        Call #: Q. 610.9 C144, QZ11.1 C178 1993 (Health Sciences)
        Location: History (Reference), Undergrad (Reference)

Casarett and Doull's Toxicology : The Basic Science of Poisons
        Published: New York : McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division, c1996.
        Call #: 615.9 C26T1999, QV600 C335 1996 (Health Sciences)
        Location: Vet Med (Reserves)

The Changing Illinois Environment: Critical Trends: Technical Report of the Critical Trends Assessment Project
        Published:   Springfield, Ill. : Ill. Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources, 1994.
        Call #: 363.7009773 C362
        Location: Natural History (Reference)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ecology
        Author/Editor: Allaby, Michael
        Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
        Call #: 574.503C748
        Location: Biology (Reference), Natural History (Reference), and Undergrad (Reference)  

The Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives
        Author/Editor: Winter, Ruth
        Published: New York : Crown Trade Paperbacks, c1994
        Call #: WA13 W786c 1994
        Location: Health Sciences (Reference)

Cooper's Comprehensive Environmental Desk Reference
        Author/Editor: Cooper, Andre R
        Published:  New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1996.
        Call #: 363.7 C784C
        Location: City Planning (Reference) 

Dictionary of Ecology and Environmental Science
        Author/Editor: Art, Henry W.
        Published: New York : H. Holt, 1993.
        Call #: 363.7003 D5612
        Location: City Planning (Reference), Undergrad (Reference), and Reference

Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
        Author/Editor: Lincoln, R., Boxshall, G. and P. Clark.
        Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1982.
        Call #: 574.503 L638d
        Location: Biology (Reference) and Undergrad (Reference)

This dictionary has over 11,000 entries and focuses on concepts, strategies and methodologies related to ecology, evolution, and systematics. The second edition has been updated to include terms related to molecular biology techniques, biological diversity, ecotoxicology and environmental pollution. Included are twenty-nine appendices which provide a wide range of information such as: Latin abbreviations, geological time scales, marine depth zones, SI units, and acronyms. The definitions provided are brief and some knowledge of basic biology is assumed. The dictionary should be a useful reference tool for both students and researchers. (credit Pamela Scales)

Dictionary of Environment and Sustainable Development
        Author/Editor: Gilpin, Alan
        Published: New York : Wiley, 1996.
        Call #: 363.703 G427D
        Location: Commerce (Reference) and ACES (Reference)

This is a concise dictionary comprising of over 2,000 entries defining terms and concepts relating to environmental planning, management, conservation and sustainable development. The text covers a wide span of environmental issues with emphasis on international conventions, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development and intergenerational equity.

A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations
        Author/Editor: Rodes, Barbara K. and Rice Odell
        Published: Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md. : 1998.
        Call #: 333.7 D561 1998
        Location: Natural History (Reference), Undergrad (Reference, 1992 ed.)

Dictionary of the Environment
        Author/Editor: Allaby, Michael
        Published: London : Macmillan, 1988.
        Call #: 301.303 AL51d 1988
        Location: Biology (Reference) and Natural History (Reference)

This dictionary provides definitions for environment-related terms, including entries for relevant government and international institutions. Incidents of "environmental disasters" are listed under that heading. Entries for particular items of legislation, such as the "Clean Air Act" are also included. Definitions vary in length from a single sentence (for carboxyl) to half a page (for geological time). There are no illustrations but cross references are included. (credit Pamela Scales)

Dictionary of Natural Resource Management
        Author/Editor: Dunster, J. and K. Dunster.
        Published: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, 1996.
        Call #: 333.703 D561d
        Location: Biology (Reference)

Definitions to over 6,000 terms used in the interdisciplinary study of natural resource management are provided. The book's wide scope covers forest industry terminology (clam bunk skidder), biological (megagametophyte) and geological (mesa) terms, as well as terms particular to resource management (visual impact assessment, watershed restoration, etc.). Definitions are clearly written and not too brief. Included are many excellent black and white illustrations. Entry words are capitalized and in bold, making it easy to find terms when scanning down the page.

Multiple meanings and spellings of words, as well as cross references are included where relevant. (credit Pamela Scales)

Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects (DOSE) (2nd ed.) [ONLINE]
        Editor: Gangolli, S.
        Published: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c1999.
        Call #: 615.9003 D561 1999
Location: Chemistry (Reference)

DOSE contains data on over 4,100 chemicals of environmental concern. Each entry includes information on chemical and physical properties of the substance, as well as data on its occupational exposure limits, mammalian and avian toxicity,
genotoxicity, ecotoxicity, environmental fate, and regulatory legislation. The information is provided in summary form and is fully referenced. The DOSE Database is searchable by chemical name, formula, CAS Registry number, and keyword.

Directory of Illinois Recycling Centers
        Published: [Springfield, Ill.] : Ill. Dept. of Energy & Nat. Res., Office of Solid Waste and Renewable Resources, [1991].
        Call #: 363.728 D757X 1991
        Location: City Planning (Reference)

Ecological Census Techniques
        Author/Editor: Sutherland, William J.
        Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
        Call #: 574.5028 EC73
        Location: Biology (Stacks)

Ecological Census Techniques describes methods for the enumeration of many different kinds of organisms. The book is arranged primarily by taxonomic group, heavily favoring the animal kingdom. It also includes a 100-page chapter on basic techniques, a chapter on measuring environmental variables and the final chapter is a list of "the twenty commonest censoring sins." Although it has been criticized for its lack of inclusion of spatial pattern analysis methods and for its bias towards animals, it should prove a useful compilation volume for students and researchers. The excellent organization of the book, with a detailed table of contents, good use of section headings, "box" examples, figures, and a comprehensive index, makes it easy to use. (credit Pamela Scales)

Encyclopedia of Ecology and Environmental Management
        Author/Editor: Calow, Peter
        Published: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Science, 1998.
Call #: Q. 363.7003 En192
        Location: ACES (Reference), City Planning (Reference)

Encyclopedia of Environmental Biology
        Author/Editor: Nierenberg, William A.
        Published: San Diego : Academic Press, 1995.
        Call #: Q.574.503En19 v.1-3
        Location: Biology (Reference)

This encyclopedia provides a good introduction to key environmental issues. It is comprised of articles on key topics in environmental science. There is an extensive subject index at the back of volume 3. Each article is cross-referenced to other articles on related topics within the encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Toxicology
        Author/Editor: Wexler, Philip
        Published: San Diego : Academic Press, c1998.
        Call #: QV13 E566 1998
        Location: Health Sciences (Stacks)

Endangered and Threatened Species

This is a CD-ROM version of the government publication, Endangered and Threatened Species Recovery Program: Report to Congress from 1990. It contains recovery plans for 531 species of plants and animals.

Obtain the CD-ROM from the circulation desk in the Biology Library.

Endangered and Threatened Species of Illinois: Status and Distribution
        Editor: Herkert, James R.
        Published: Springfield : Ill. Endangered Species Protection Board, 1991-1994.
        Call #: 333.95 En 21x
        Location: Natural History (Reference), Veterinary Medicine (Stacks)

Environmental Encyclopedia
        Editors: Cunningham, William P., et al.,
        Published: Detroit ; London : Gale, c1998.
        Call #: Q.363.7003 En 89 1998
        Location: Natural History (Reference)

Environmental Encyclopedia and Directory
        Published: Europa Publications, 1998.
        Call #: Q.363.7003 En 891 1998
        Location: Natural History (Reference)

Environmental Grantmaking Foundations
       Published: Rochester, NY : Environmental Data Research Institute, 1996.
       Call #: 363.7079En89 1996
       Location: Biology (Reference), City Planning (Reference)

In-depth profiles of over 700 grantmaking foundations. Extensive cross-indexing includes indexes by geographic location and environmental issues. Appendices include a listing of environmental issues covered, grantmaker types and geographic locations.

Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society
       Author/Editors: Plater, Z., Abrams, R. H., Goldfarb, W.       
       Published:  St. Paul, Minn. : West Pub. Co., 1991.
       Call #: 344.73046 P696e
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

Environmental Science and Technology Handbook
       Author/Editors: Ayers, Kenneth W.     
       Published:  Rockville, MD. : Government Institutes, 1994.
       Call #: 628 EN891
       Location: City Planning (Stacks)

Environmental Physiology
       Author/Editors: Fregly, Melvin and Clark M. Blatteis     
       Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
       Call #: QT104 H236 1977 sect.4
       Location: Health Sciences (Reference)

Environmentalists: A Biographical Dictionary from the 17th century to the Present
       Author/Editors:  Axelrod, Alan
       Published:  New York: Facts on File, 1993.     
       Call #: Q. 363.70922 AX22E
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Food Additive Toxicology
       Author/Editors: Maga, Joseph A. and Anthony T. Tu.
       Published:  New York : M. Dekker, 1995.   
       Call #: 664.06 F7393, WA712 F682 1995 (Health Sciences)
       Location: ACES (Stacks)

Gale Environmental Sourcebook: A Guide to Organizations, Agencies, and Publications
       Editor: Batten, Donna     
       Published: Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1994.
       Call #: 333.7 G141 1994
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

Grizimek's Encyclopedia of Ecology
        Author/Editor: Grzimek, Bernhard
        Published: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., 1976.
        Call #: 574.503G929 1976
        Location: Biology (Reference), Undergrad (Reference), and Uni High

Guide to Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
        Author/Editor: Kindschy, Jon W.
        Published: Point Areana, Calif. : Solano Press, 1997.
        Call #: 604.7 K578g
        Location: City Planning (Reference)  

Handbook of Ecological Parameters and Ecotoxicology
       Author/Editor: Jorgensen, Sven Erik
       Published: New York : Elsevier, 1991.
       Call #: 574.5222 J82H
       Location: Biology (Stacks)

The Handbook of Ecological Parameters and Ecotoxicology contains a great deal of information. It is organized into seven chapters: composition and ecological parameters of living organisms; the ecosphere and chemical compounds; equations for environmental processes; biological effects; chemical compounds and living organisms; processes in the environment; pesticides. The original references for the data are included, although many of these are from the 1970's. (credit Pamela Scales)

Handbook of Ecotoxicology
       Author/Editor: Hoffman, David J. et al.
       Published: Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, 1995.
       Call #: 577.27H191
       Location: Biology (Reference)

This reference book is divided into 4 sections: Quantifying and measuring ecotoxicological effects,  Contaminant sources and effects, Case histories and ecosystems surveys, and Methods for making estimates and predictability in ecotoxicology. A subject index is located at the end of the volume.

Handbook of Environmental Analysis: Chemical Pollutants in Air, Water, Soil, and Solid Wastes
       Author/Editor: Patnail, Pradyot
       Published: Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, 1997.
       Call #: 628.52 P274h
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Handbook of Methods in Aquatic Microbial Ecology
       Author/Editor: Kemp, Paul F.
       Published: Boca Raton : Lewis Publishers, c1993.
       Call #: 576.192H191
       Location: Biology (Stacks) and Natural History (Stacks)

The Home and Land Buyer's Guide to the Environment
       Author/Editor: Chalofsky, Barry
       Published: Washington, D.C. : Center for Urban Policy Research
       Call #: 643.1 C354H
       Location: City Planning (Stacks)

Illinois EPA's Quick Answer Directory
       Published: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, 1996.    
       Call #: 351.8232 Q4x
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

Index of Leading Environmental Indicators: A Citizens Guide on How to Think About Environmental Quality
       Author/Editor: Hayward, Steven B.
       Published: San Francisco, Calif. : Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, c1998.
       Call #: 363.700973 H335i
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

International Travel and Health
       Published:  Geneva : World Health Organization, 1989-
       Call #: 614.47 W89C1B, WA110 I617 (Health Sciences) 
       Location: Reference (old editions in Main Stacks)

Inventory of Waste-to-Energy Facilities in Illinois
       Published: [Springfield, Ill.] : Illinois Dept. of Energy and Natural Resources, Office of Solid 
       Waste & Renewable Resources, [1987].
       Call #: 363.728 D31X
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Maxcy-Rosenau-Last Public Health & Preventive Medicine
       Author/Editor: Wallace, Robert B.
       Published: Stamford, Conn. : Appleton & Lange, c1998.
       Call #: Q.613 R72p 1998
       Location: Applied Life Studies (Reserve)

National Park Service Statistical Abstract
       Published: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, [1979- 
       Call #: 333.78 UN324P1A
       Location: Applied Life Studies (Reference)

The Official World Wildlife Fund Guide to Endangered Species of North America
       Author/Editor: Lowe, David W., Matthews, J.R. and C.J. Moseley.
       Published: Washington, D.C. : Beacham Pub., 1989-1996.
       Call #: 574.529097OF2 v.1-4
       Location: Biology (Reference) and Natural History (Reference)

This four volume guide provides information on plants and animals that are on the U.S. federal endangered species list. The first two volumes describe species that were listed as of August 1989. Volume 1 addresses the plants and mammals and Volume 2 addresses birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, mussels, crustaceans, snails and insects. Volume 3 addresses species added to the list between August 1989 and December 1991 and includes a state-by-state listing of newly added species and an account of the recovery status of listed species (whether they are improving,
declining, etc.). Volume 4 includes species added to the list between December 1991 and July 1994 including a very large number of Hawaiian species. Within each volume the species are listed by category and then alphabetically by scientific name - an index of common and scientific names is provided and common names are also listed in the indexes at the back of each volume.

Entries include a photograph (some are in color), a description, and information on the habitat, historic range, current distribution, and recovery and conservation (which explains causes for a species decline and what, if anything, is being done about it) for each species. Bibliographic references and contact information (usually the appropriate office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) are also included. (credit Pamela Scales)

Oxford Textbook of Public Health
       Author/Editor: Detels, Roger 
       Published: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
       Call #: Q. 362.1 OX2199, WA100 098 1997 (Health Sciences)
       Location: Applied Life Studies (Reference)

Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace
       Author/Editor: Wald, Peter H. and Gregg M. Stave.
       Published:  New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1994.
       Call #: 616.9803 P569, WA400 P578 1994 (Health Sciences)
       Location: Labor (Stacks)

The Practical Guide to Environmental Community Relations
       Author/Editor: Forrest, Carol J.
       Published:  New York : Wiley, 1997. 
       Call #: 658.408 F77P
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Proctor and Hughes' Chemical Hazards of the Workplace
       Author/Editor:  Proctor, Nick H.
       Published:  New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1991.
       Call #: 363.17 C423 1991, WA465 P964c 1991 (Health Sciences)
       Location: Labor (Stacks)

Reference Materials for Environmental Analysis
       Author/Editor: Clement, Ray E.
       Published: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC-Lewis Publications, 1997.   
       Call #: 628.5 R259
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Resource Guide to State Environmental Management
       Author/Editor: Brown, R. Steven
       Published:  Lexington, KY : Council of State Governments, Center for the Environment and Natural Resources, c1990.    
       Call #: 363.705602573 B814R 1990
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
       Author/Editor: Lewis, Richard J., Sr.
       Published: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1992.   
       Call #: Q. 331.823 SA98H 1992, WA440 L675s 1992 (Health Sciences)
       Location: Chemistry (Reference)

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials: 1993 Update
       Author/Editor: Lewis, Richard J., Sr.
       Published: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1994.   
       Call #: Q. 331.823 SA98H 1992 SUP, WA440 L675s 1994 (Health Sciences)
       Location: Chemistry (Reference)

Selected Environmental Law Statutes: 1997-98 Educational Edition
       Published: West Publishing, 1997.       
       Call #: 344.73046 Un3s 1997/98
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

Species Information Library
       Published: Baltimore, Md. : National Information Services Corp., 1995.
       Call #: CDROM 591.97
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

A collection of national and state species information databases, this CD-ROM contains descriptions of 7,200 North American faunal species.  The species descriptions provide detailed information about taxonomy, environmental associations, food habits, management practices, habitat associations, and life history and references.  Major topics covered include endangered species, wetlands management, environmental regulation, biodiversity, fisheries, and marine and coastal planning.

Statistical Record of the Environment
       Editor: Dorgan, Charity Ann
       Published:  Detroit : Gale Research, c1995.
       Call #: Q. 363.730973
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Toxic Waste Sites: An Encyclopedia of Endangered America
       Author/Editor: Crawford, Mark
       Published:  Santa barbara, Calif. :   ABC-CLIO, 1997.
       Call #: 363.738402573 T667
       Location: City Planning (Reference)

Understanding, Living With, & Controlling Shoreline Erosion: A Guidebook for Shoreline Property Owners
       Author/Editor: Fuller, Doug
       Published: Conway, Mich. : Tip of the Watershed Council, 1997.
       Call #: 627.58 F958u 1997
       Location: City Planning (Stacks)

Wetland Economics, 1989-1993: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography
       Author/Editor: Leitch Jay A. and Herbert R. Ludwig, Jr.
       Published: Westport, Conn. :  Greenwood Press, 1995.
       Call #: 016.333918 L535w 1995
       Location: City Planning (Stacks)

World Directory of Country Environmental Studies: An annotated Bibliography of Natural Resource Profiles, Plans, and Strategies
       Published: Washington, D.C. : World Resources Institute, 1997.
       Call #: 016.337 W893 1996
       Location: City Planning (Stacks)

World Who is Who and Does What in Environment and Conservation
       Editor: Polunin, Nicholas
       Published: New York : St. Martin's Press ; Geneva : Foundation for Environmental Conservation, 1997.
       Call #: 363.700922 W893
       Location: Natural History (Reference)

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