The Environmental Resource Handbook Review

“Fingertip access to a glossary of environmental terms and to acronyms and abbreviations will be useful in some work settings. So, too, will the index to all entries in the volume by name (group, association), the index to entries by state (and Canada), and the subject index. Financial resources, consultants, and green products catalogs are among the subheads for the section on resources. The resources include a wide range of entities ranging from the Chlorine Institute to Numi Organic Tea; the nugget description attached to each entry varies from none to a robust sentence or two. Statistics from agriculture, children’s health and environment, air quality, energy, and more are presented via maps, graphs, and tabulations derived almost wholly (and without modification) from open sources of information at federal agencies. An online database, which is sold separately, allows searches of compiled information by keyword as well as ability to save and organize search results. Those immersed in environmental work of any kind will find the activity of reading entries on resources a way to both identify new links with kindred groups and to assess work that needs to be done.”