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- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
By looking backward at the course of great extinctions, a paleontologist sees what the future holds. More than 200 million years ago, a cataclysmic event known as the Permian extinction destroyed more than 90 percent of all species and nearly 97 percent of all living things. Its origins have long been a puzzle for paleontologists. During the 1990s... more...
- Scorpio Verlag 2011; US$ 15.07
Hauptbeschreibung Checkliste 2012 ist ein Handbuch der besonderen Art. Klar, übersichtlich und für jeden nachvollziehbar schildert der Biophysiker Dieter Broers, welche Ereignisse uns 2012 erwarten - und wie wir uns darauf vorbereiten können. Denn nicht nur Naturkatastrophen und weltweite Stromausfälle werden sich 2012 ereignen. Alles spricht dafür,... more...
- Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 94.95
During the past decade, the science of dynamic meteorology has continued its rapid advance. The scope of dynamic meteorology has broadened considerably. Much of the material is based on a two-term course for seniors majoring in atmospheric sciences. This book presents a cogent explanation of the fundamentals of meteorology and explains storm dynamics... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
The Baltic Sea area is an old cultural landscape with a well developed international framework for monitoring, assessing and managing its marine ecosystems. It provides a good case study for other regions where such management is being set up. The chapters in this book are based on lectures given at a summer school on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
From the Arctic Ocean and ice sheets of Greenland, to the glaciers of the Andes and Himalayas, to the great frozen desert of Antarctica, The White Planet takes readers on a spellbinding scientific journey through the shrinking world of ice and snow to tell the story of the expeditions and discoveries that have transformed our understanding of global... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.95
This book presents a systematic approach to understanding and applying the principles of hydrology and hydroclimatology, examining the interactions among different components of the water cycle. It takes a fresh look at the fundamentals and challenges in hydrologic and hydroclimatic systems as well as climate change. The author describes the application... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95
In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation?nearly three billion years ago?to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the... more...
- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 14.99
Accessible and engagingly written, this book is essential reading for anyone looking to understand one of our most important contemporary debates. In the publicity surrounding global warming, climate scientists are usually the experts consulted by the media. We rarely hear from geologists, who for almost two hundred years have been studying the history... more...