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- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 359.00
In the global-warming debate, definitive answers to questions about ultimate causes and effects remain elusive. In Global Warming: Myth or Reality? Marcel Leroux seeks to separate fact from fiction in this critical debate from a climatological perspective. Beginning with a review of the dire hypotheses for climate trends, the author describes the history... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 269.00
The past 100 years are a key period for understanding climate variability and climate change as it marks the changeover from a climate system dominated by natural influences to a climate system dominated by anthropogenic influences. This volume compiles a number of contributions to a workshop held in Gwatt, Switzerland, in July 2006 dealing with different... more...
- DK Publishing 2007; US$ 15.99
A completely unique approach to illustrated reference, DK's Experience series uses panoramic storyboard sequences to help readers dive into the printed page and learn in a whole new way as the action unfolds. Cutting-edge digital illustrations reveal the natural world as never before. Text follows a graphic pathway to guide readers through each subject.... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 97.00
Our climate is changing. Less certain, however, is the timing and magnitude of climate change, and the cost of transition to a low-carbon world. This book identifies how climate change policy uncertainty may affect investment behaviour in the power sector. For power companies, where capital stock is intensive and long-lived, those risks rank among... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 319.00
The exclusive role of natural ecosystems is a key factor in the maintenance of the biospheric equilibrium. The current global crisis is largely caused by their dramatic decline by 43% in the past hundred years. Ignoring the immutable laws and limitations which determine the existence of all living things in the biosphere could lead humanity to an ecological... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2007; US$ 13.99
From the everyday phenomena of wind and clouds to the awesome, destructive power of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes, children can explore weather in detail with this fascinating science activity book. Throughout the text instructions for building weather-measuring toolsóbarometers, psychrometers, anemometers, wind vanes, rain gauges, and thermometersóallow... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 55.99
Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast is a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global warming. Written in an accessible style, this important book examines the processes of climate change and climate stability, from the distant past to the distant future. Examining the greenhouse effect, the carbon cycle, and what the future may hold... more...
- Elsevier Science 1981; US$ 72.95
The Urban Climate aims to summarize analytical studies directed toward physical understanding of the rural-urban differences in the atmospheric boundary layer. Attempts to quantify conditions have met with some success. There is certainly a clear understanding of the physical relations that create the climatic differences of urbanized areas. Although... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
This title offers an objective look at the controversial topic of global warming. It is an undisputed fact that the Earth's climate is changing, and although the scientific community continues to debate the exact correlation between human activity and climatic change, there is now almost universal consensus that humankind directly impacts Earth's... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 48.00
Earth has always exhibited patterns of heating up and cooling down. This title focuses on the mechanisms that caused past climate changes, putting the Earth repeatedly into and out of ice ages. It compares natural cycles with today's rapid global warming, caused principally by the behavior of humans. more...