Synopses & Reviews
This book presents a state-of-the-art assessment of the role of fresh water in global change. Included in its multi-disciplinary approach are examples and a discussion of both measurement and modelling techniques. Physical processes are comprehensively covered over a wide range, from the global scale down to the single plant. In addition, there are several chapters on the socio-economic impacts of climate change - an area of future concern where a new discipline is assuming increasing importance. The book is an invaluable reference source for both senior students and researchers who wish to obtain an overview of current knowledge.