Agricultural and Environmental Science Dictionary places it well above the competition. This accurate and accessible dictionary includes not only thousands of terms used in agriculture, soil science, animal science, agricultural engineering, environmental protection, and related fields, but also numerous biological, chemical, and health terms, facilitating communication between scientists and practitioners and bridging the communication gap between these subjects.
Agricultural and Environmental Science Dictionary contains
terms unique to these subject areas,
terms with multiple or specialized meanings and usages, and
familiar terms that have a specialized usage in a given field.
The material is organized in traditional dictionary form. Each term is listed in bold type followed by a designation of usage and, where possible, its derivation from a source language. Definitions are supplied as needed to cover the usage of the word, and are carefully worded for accuracy, clarity and completeness.
Students, academics, practitioners, and policy makers in all areas of the agricultural and environmental sciences will find Agricultural and Environmental Science Dictionary to be a vital resource. his text provides an accurate and comprehensive dictionary of terms used in the agricultural and environmental sciences, it includes many biological, chemical, and health terms that are important for a full understanding of the subject fields. Presenting thousands of entries, many not found in similar dictionaries, this new reference contains the latest, most up to date definitions and designations of usage in the fields of agriculture, soil science, animal science, agricultural engineering and many more.
Roy L. Donahue, PhD, was Professor in the field of soil science at Michigan State University, East Lansing, as well as educator in India and Africa. He assembled much of the background material for this dictionaryFrederick R. Troeh, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Agronomy, Iowa State University. He has taught for over 32 years at Iowa State University and has numerous years of experience in the field of soil science.
Roy L. Donahue, PhD, was a great teacher and instigator of textbooks and other writing projects (he sadly died in 1999). He assembled most of the background material for this dictionary over a period of approximately ten years.