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The AmazonWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Mark J. Plotkin

Published in Print: 
23 June 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569511
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190668297.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190668297
The Amazon is a land of superlatives. The complex ecosystem covers an area about the size of the continental U.S. The Amazon River discharges 57 million gallons of water per second--in two ... More
Animal RightsWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Animal Rights: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Paul Waldau

Published in Print: 
10 February 2011
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569986
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199739974.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199739974
In this compelling volume in the What Everyone Needs to Know series, Paul Waldau expertly navigates the many heated debates surrounding the complex and controversial animal rights movement. ... More
AntarcticaWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Antarctica: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

David Day

Published in Print: 
27 June 2019
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569429
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190641320.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190641320
Part of the What Everyone Needs to Know® series, David Day's book on Antarctica examines the most forbidding and formidably inaccessible continent on Earth. Antarctica was first discovered ... More
Cybersecurity and CyberwarWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Peter W. Singer and Allan Friedman

Published in Print: 
23 January 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570081
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199918096.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199918096
Dependence on computers has had a transformative effect on human society. Cybernetics is now woven into the core functions of virtually every basic institution, including our oldest ones. ... More
EnergyWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Energy: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

José Goldemberg

Published in Print: 
04 October 2012
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570050
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199812905.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199812905
Without a doubt, the topic of energy--from coal, oil, and nuclear to geothermal, solar and wind--is one of the most pressing across the globe. It is of paramount importance to policy ... More
HydrofrackingWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Alex Prud'homme

Published in Print: 
12 December 2013
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569863
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199311262.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199311262
Constantly in the news and the subject of much public debate, fracking, as it is known for short, is one of the most promising yet controversial methods of extracting natural gas and oil. ... More
The Internet of ThingsWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

The Internet of Things: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Scott J. Shackelford

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569801
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190943813.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190943813
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the notion that nearly everything we use, from gym shorts to streetlights, will soon be connected to the Internet; the Internet of Everything (IoE) ... More
Marine PollutionWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Judith S. Weis

Published in Print: 
08 January 2015
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570173
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199996698.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199996698
Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms—chemical, industrial, and agricultural-and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we've seen oil spills, untreated sewage, ... More
Measuring ResearchWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Measuring Research: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière

Published in Print: 
01 February 2018
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569405
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190640118.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190640118
Policy makers, academic administrators, scholars, and members of the public are clamoring for indicators of the value and reach of research. The question of how to quantify the impact and ... More
OverfishingWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Overfishing: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Ray Hilborn and Ulrike Hilborn

Published in Print: 
12 July 2012
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197570036
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199798131.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199798131
Over the past twenty years considerable public attention has been focused on the decline of marine fisheries, the sustainability of world fish production, and the impacts of fishing on ... More
Radicalization to TerrorismWhat Everyone Needs to Know®

Radicalization to Terrorism: What Everyone Needs to Know®  

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

Published in Print: 
29 August 2020
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
eISBN: 
9780197569597
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190862596.001.0001
Format: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190862596
Terrorism and radicalization came to the forefront of news and politics in the US after the unforgettable attacks of September 11th, 2001. When George W. Bush famously asked "Why do they ... More

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