Environmental Science Methods

  • Robin Haynes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. R. M. Haynes, J. G. Harvey, T. D. Davies
    Pages 1-25
  3. J. G. Harvey, C. E. Vincent, I. N. McCave
    Pages 26-94
  4. R. M. Haynes
    Pages 95-166
  5. C. G. Bentham, C. E. Vincent
    Pages 167-185
  6. P. Brimblecombe, D. L. Dent, I. N. McCave
    Pages 186-208
  7. I. N. McCave, B. Moss, B. W. D. Yardley
    Pages 209-239
  8. D. L. Dent, J. R. Tarrant, T. D. Davies
    Pages 240-275
  9. R. M. Haynes, B. W. D. Yardley, T. D. Davies
    Pages 276-316
  10. N. K. Tovey
    Pages 317-347
  11. C. G. Bentham, M. J. Moseley
    Pages 348-371
  12. R. K. Turner, T. O’Riordan
    Pages 372-398
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 399-404

About this book


This book is an introduction to a range of methods and techniques used in the scientific study of the rocks, soils, atmosphere, waters and living organisms of the Earth, and of the relationships of these environmental factors with human activities. It is intended to provide a selection of methods for students taking university courses in geography, geology, meteorology, hydrology, soil science, ecology and other allied environmental sciences. The contributors are all members of the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and the book has developed from part of our course for first year students. It reflects our belief that students of vast complex environmental systems should begin their work with a panoramic view, whatever their ultimate specialization. The emphasis is therefore on breadth of treatment and on the connections between the various sciences. We have summarized and simplified in order to supply a collection of methods that can be managed by a beginning student. We start from basic principles and do not assume that the reader already has a strong scientific background. Eleven chapters follow, each dealing with a group of closely related methods and techniques. They may be taken in any order, although there are many cross references which demonstrate that the subjects covered are not eleven isolated techniques but a web of related principles. The first three topics illustrate the point.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robin Haynes
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of East AngliaUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-5935-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5933-0
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