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Earth's Climate

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Publisher Comments:

Paleoclimatology courses are growing, attracting a wide variety of students in earth and environmental sciences, geography, ecology, and related fields.  Earth's Climate: Past and Future works as either a nonmajors introduction to Earth system science or climate change, or as a majors/graduate-level overview of the processes and techniques in climate science.  Written from a multidisciplinary perspective by one of the field's preeminent researcher/instructors, the text summarizes the major lessons to be learned from 550 million years of climate changes, as a way of evaluating the climatological impact on and by humans in this century.  The book also looks ahead to possible effects during the next several centuries of fossil fuel use.

Book News Annotation:

In this introductory climate science textbook, Ruddiman (environmental sciences, U. of Virginia) summarizes 550 million years of Earth's climate changes, including the impact by and on humans. Some of the recurring factors described include glaciations, monsoons, flow of deep water in the ocean, the role of carbon as it moves through the Earth's system, and other factors that contribute to icehouse or greenhouse worlds. Coverage extends to predictions about future climate changes. The text is accompanied by numerous color photographs and illustrations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Earth's Climate: Past and Future" works as either a nonmajors introduction to Earth system science or climate change, or as a majors/graduate-level overview of the processes and techniques in climate science.

Table of Contents

I .  FRAMEWORK OF CLIMATE SCIENCE

    1. Overview of Climate Science

    2. Earth's Climate System Today

    3. Climatic Archives, Data and Models

   

II.  TECTONIC-SCALE CLIMATE CHANGE

    4. CO2 and Long-Term Climate

    5. Plate Tectonics and Climate

    6. Greenhouse Earth

    7. Back into the Icehouse

   

III.  ORBITAL-SCALE CLIMATE CHANGE

    8. Astronomical Control of Insolation

    9. Insolation Control of Monsoons

    10. Insolation Control of Ice Sheets

    11. Orbital-Scale Changes in CO2 and Methane

    12. Orbital-Scale Interactions in the Climate System

   

IV.  DEGLACIAL AND MILLENNIAL CLIMATE CHANGE

    13. The Last Glacial Maximum

    14. From the Last Deglaciation to the Present

    15. Millennial Climatic Oscillations

   

V.  HISTORICAL AND FUTURE CLIMATE CHANGE

    16. Historical Changes in Climate

    17. Humans and Climate Change

    18. Twentieth-Century Climate: The Greenhouse Debate

    19. Climate Change in the Next 100 to 1000 Years

Product Details

ISBN:
9780716737414
Publisher:
W.H. Freeman & Company
Location:
New York
Compiled:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Case and Fair, 7th Edition
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews, Textbook Revie
Author:
Ruddiman, William F.
Author:
Ruddiman
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Ruddiman, W. F.
Author:
Cram 101
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Climatology
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
General
Subject:
Book Notes
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
Education-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Cram101 Textbook Outlines
Series Volume:
106-40
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
465
Dimensions:
10.38 x 7.88 in

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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"Synopsis" by , "Earth's Climate: Past and Future" works as either a nonmajors introduction to Earth system science or climate change, or as a majors/graduate-level overview of the processes and techniques in climate science.
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