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- Springer 2011; US$ 239.00
It is now widely accepted that adaptation will be necessary if we are to manage the risks posed by climate change. What we know about adaptation, however, is limited. While there is a well established body of scholarship proposing assessment approaches and explaining concepts, few studies have examined if and how adaptation is taking place at a national... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 159.00
Many island societies now face the challenges of severe depopulation and loss of indigenous culture. In some cases, where the value of indigenous knowledge, nature and culture is widely recognized - as in the case of islands that are designated as, or have, Biosphere Reserves or World Heritage Sites - these challenges may be overcome. Even with such... more...
- World Ahead Publishing 2007; US$ 9.95
The Sky's Not Falling! is the balanced alternative to Scholastic's fear-inducing global warming kids' book.Debuting the same day as celebrity wife Laurie David's Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming, The Sky's Not Falling! is for parents sick of seeing their kids indoctrinated by has-been politicians and Hollywood stars. The Sky's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00
Global warming has become one of the most talked-about topics in the scientific community. Many scientists believe that humans are to blame for climate change and have presented a great deal of scientific evidence that shows Earth's climate is warming at an alarming rate. Others claim that climatic changes are due to natural causes that have operated... more...
- Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2007; US$ 35.00
The globally averaged surface temperature of the Earth has increased during the past century by about 0.7°C. Most of the increase can be attributed to the greenhouse effect, the increase in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide that is emitted when fossil fuels are burned to produce energy.The book begins with the important distinction between... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 37.22
Die Verhandlungen um die Reaktion der Staatengemeinschaft auf den Klimawandel beherrschen die internationale Bühne wie kaum ein zweites Thema. Die wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen, auf denen diese Verhandlungen basieren, liefert das Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Was ist das für ein Gremium, wie funktioniert es und welche Kompetenzen... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Snow and ice environments support significant biological activity, yet the biological importance of some of these habitats, such as glaciers, has only recently gained appreciation. Collectively, these ecosystems form a significant part of the cryosphere, most of which is situated at high latitudes. These ice environments are important sentinels of... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.95
For historian Gale Christianson , the emergence of global warming is one of the most compelling stories in the history of humankind, made all the richer for having been a slowly developing phenomenon. In his brilliantly constructed book Greenhouse , Christianson blends the research of a scholar with a novelist?s storytelling skill, offering an... more...
- Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.95
Encircling the northern hemisphere like a giant green halo, the Boreal forest plays a crucial role in protecting us from global warming. Its peat bogs absorb carbon dioxide and purify the air we breathe. But the forest is disappearing. Veteran journalist and author Daniel Gawthrop reveals the array of wildlife, plants and peoples of the Boreal... more...
- Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 43.99
Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human... more...