Reviews and Awards
"...accessible to the student and layperson. Distinguished by authoritative content, this well-priced resource merits recommendation for public and undergraduate college libraries."
"...easily accessible to nonscientists...a good starting point for obtaining a general overview of the field. Recommended."Choice
"...rich in information...an eminently readable, interesting work. Information and examples are clear and are made relevant to today's concerns about the well-being of Earth and its inhabitants."Library Journal
"...recommended for public, community college, and undergraduate libraries."American Reference Books Annual
"...a well-written and very readable book...an excellent and affordable reference work...a must have acquisition."Reference Reviews