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Global Warming: The Complete Briefing

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Publisher Comments:

Global warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the subject. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects. The first edition received excellent reviews, and this completely updated new edition (taking account of the latest IPCC Assessments, and now including questions at the end of chapters) will prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for.

Synopsis:

This title provides a briefing on global warming for the student or interested general reader.

Synopsis:

Sir John Houghton's Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the science and politics of global warming. The first edition received excellent reviews, and this completely updated new edition will prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for.

Synopsis:

The best briefing on global warming the student or interested general reader could wish for.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the first edition; Introduction to the second edition; 1. Global warming and climate change; 2. The greenhouse effect; 3. The greenhouse gases; 4. Climates of the past; 5. Modelling the climate; 6. Climate change under business-as-usual; 7. The impacts of climate change; 8. Why should we be concerned?; 9. Weighing the uncertainty; 10. A strategy for action to slow and stabilize climate change; 11. Energy and transport for the future; 12. The global village; Glossary; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521629324
Subtitle:
The Complete Briefing
Author:
Houghton, J. T.
Author:
Houghton, John T.
Author:
Houghton, John Theodore
Author:
Houghton
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Meteorology
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Climat
Subject:
Râechauffement de la terre
Subject:
Climatologâia
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
19970918
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
94 line diagrams 17 tables 89 exerci
Pages:
267
Dimensions:
9.72x6.87x.56 in. 1.18 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Climate Change and Global Warming
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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"Synopsis" by , This title provides a briefing on global warming for the student or interested general reader.
"Synopsis" by , Sir John Houghton's Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the science and politics of global warming. The first edition received excellent reviews, and this completely updated new edition will prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for.
"Synopsis" by , The best briefing on global warming the student or interested general reader could wish for.
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