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Climatology

  • Land Use Impacts on Climateby Xiangzheng Deng; Burak Güneralp; Jinyan Zhan; Hongbo Su

    Springer 2014; US$ 179.00

    This book?introduces a key issue in research on the climatic impact of land cover and land use changes via terrestrial biogeophysical processes. The parameterization of surface processes and a systematic approach to modeling the climatic impacts of land use change are discussed respectively, and can be used to improve parameterization schemes for climate... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Macroeconomics of Global Warmingby Lucas Bernard; Willi Semmler

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The first World Climate Conference, which was sponsored by the World Meteorological Organization in Geneve in 1979, triggered an international dialogue on global warming. From the 1997 United Nations-sponsored conference-during which the Kyoto Protocol was signed-through meetings in Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban, and most recently Doha (2012) and Warsaw... more...

  • Climate Changeby Philippe de Larminat

    Wiley 2014; US$ 75.00

    Under certain scenarios on the subject of CO2 emissions, by the end of the century the atmospheric concentration could triple its pre-industrial level. The very large numerical models intended to anticipate the corresponding climate evolutions are designed and quantified from the laws of physics. However, little is generally known about these: genesis... more...

  • Canned Heatby Marcello Di Paola; Gianfranco Pellegrino

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 110.00

    Climate change is a key challenge in the contemporary world. This volume studies climate change through many lenses: politics, law, ethics, philosophy, religion, and contemporary art and culture. The essays explore alternatives for sustainable development and highlight oft-overlooked issues, such as climate change refugees and food justice. Designed... more...

  • Valuing Ecosystem Servicesby K. N. Ninan

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    ‘This book is a compendium of some of the latest work on valuing ecosystem services, including a range of case studies. These studies begin to address some of the many limitations and caveats clearly noted in the 1997 Nature paper. It will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in this topic and for moving the science and practice of ecosystem... more...

  • Contemporary Climatologyby Peter J Robinson; Ann Henderson-Sellers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    Now in its second edition, Climatology continues to provide an up-to-date stimulating and comprehensive guide to the nature of the earth's climate. It presents a synthesis of contemporary scientific ideas about atmospheric circulation. Topics covered include: -Energy systems-The hydrological cycle-General circulation, local and regional climate-Application... more...

  • Local Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climateby Rajib Shaw; Hori Tsuneki

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    Disasters cause economic as well as human losses, and the magnitude of this is ever increasing. This can largely be attributed to climate-related disasters, which intensify vulnerability in the poorest areas of the world. In this book, approaches to disaster risk management in developing countries are discussed, with particular focus on Costa Rica. more...

  • About Face!by Arthur Middleton Hughes; Madhav Khandekar; Cliff Ollier

    Two Harbors Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    About Face! Why the World Needs More Carbon Dioxide is easy reading from two scientists and an economist. It will change your understandingof climate science and explain how we can save millions of lives and billions of dollarsper year. "If you are in the slightest doubt about what the climate change alarmists are trying toget us to do - and pay... more...

  • Hoffnung durch Handelnby Chris Johnstone; Joanna Macy; Christa Broermann

    Junfermann Verlag 2014; US$ 19.61

    Auf dem Weg in eine dem Leben dienende Gesellschaft Auf unserem Planeten herrscht ein exorbitanter Notstand: Klimawandel, die Erschöpfung von Ressourcen, ökonomische Umwälzungen und Ausrottung von immer mehr Arten. Hoffnung durch Handeln zeigt uns, wie wir dieser Krise begegnen und auf sie mit ungeahnter Widerstandskraft und Kreativität reagieren.... more...

  • The Climate Change Crisisby Justin Healey

    The Spinney Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The causes, consequences and costs of responding to climate change are subject to heated political debate in Australia and worldwide, in spite of a growing number of expert reports warning against the irreversible and catastrophic effects of dangerous climate change. This book presents the latest findings and projections, and examines what Australia... more...