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Scope Series #62: The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World

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While a number of gases are implicated in global warming, carbon dioxide is the most important contributor, and in one sense the entire phenomena can be seen as a human-induced perturbation of the carbon cycle. The Global Carbon Cycle offers a scientific assessment of the state of current knowledge of the carbon cycle by the world's leading scientists sponsored by SCOPE and the Global Carbon Project, and other international partners. It gives an introductory over-view of the carbon cycle, with multidisciplinary contributions covering biological, physical, and social science aspects. Included are 29 chapters covering topics including: an assessment of carbon-climate-human interactions; a portfolio of carbon management options; spatial and temporal distribution of sources and sinks of carbon dioxide; socio-economic driving forces of emissions scenarios.

Throughout, contributors emphasize that all parts of the carbon cycle are interrelated, and only by developing a framework that considers the full set of feedbacks will we be able to achieve a thorough understanding and develop effective management strategies.

The Global Carbon Cycle edited by Christopher B. Field and Michael R. Raupach is part of the Rapid Assessment Publication series produced by the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), in an effort to quickly disseminate the collective knowledge of the world's leading experts on topics of pressing environmental concern.

Book News Annotation:

Field (director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, US) and Raupach (chief research scientist, CSIRO Land and Water Landscape Systems Research Directorate, Australia) present a multidisciplinary exploration of recent research into the global carbon cycle, hoping to advance understanding of its role in climate change. Part of an ongoing project of the Scientific committee on Problems of the Environment, the text is predicated on the notion that the carbon cycle, the climate, and humans work together as a single system. After first exploring "cross- cutting" overarching issues, the papers synthesize the research on the carbon cycles of the oceans, the land, and land-ocean margins. They also discuss the role of humans in the carbon cycle and examine issues of carbon management.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Throughout, contributors emphasize that all parts of the carbon cycle are interrelated, and only by developing a framework that considers the full set of feedbacks will we be able to achieve a thorough understanding and develop effective management strategies.

About the Author

Christopher B. Field is Director of the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, in Stanford, California.

Michael R. Raupach is Chief Research Scientist in the CSIRO Land and Water Landscape Systems Research Directorate in Australia.

The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) was established by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 1969. It brings together natural and social scientists to identify emerging or potential environmental issues and to address jointly the nature and solution of environmental problems on a global basis.With its headquarters in Paris, France, SCOPE programs are conducted by volunteer scientists from every inhabited continent of the globe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559635271
Editor:
Field, Christopher B.
Editor:
Raupach, Michael R.
Preface by:
MacKenzie, Susan Hill
Preface:
MacKenzie, Susan Hill
Editor:
Field, Chris; Raupach, Michael
Editor:
Field, Christopher B.; Raupach, Michael R.
Editor:
Field, Christopher B.
Editor:
Raupach, Michael R.
Author:
Raupach, Michael R.
Author:
MacKenzie, Susan Hill
Author:
SCOPE
Author:
Field, Christopher B.
Publisher:
Island Press
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Atmospheric carbon dioxide
Subject:
Greenhouse gas mitigation.
Subject:
Carbon cycle
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Meteorology & Climatology
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Subject:
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
Subject:
Physics-Meteorology
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) Series
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
568
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Scope Series #62: The Global Carbon Cycle: Integrating Humans, Climate, and the Natural World
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