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  • The Goldilocks Planetby Jan Zalasiewicz; Mark Williams

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In the struggle to cope with climate change, what lessons can be learnt from Earth's long history? Two leading geologists explain the important insights science is now able to give us about dramatic changes in Earth's distant past, and the delicate balance that ensures our planet is 'not too hot, not too cold', but 'just right' to sustain life. more...

  • Greenhouseby Gale E. Christianson; David Suzuki

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Vanishing Haloby Daniel Gowthrop

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • The Way the Wind Blowsby Roderick J. McIntosh; Joseph A. Tainter; Susan Keech McIntosh

    Columbia University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Climate Change Modelling for Local Adaptation in the Hindu Kush - Himalayan Regionby Armando Lamadrid; Ilan Kelman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 131.99

    This publication presents a portrait of the social advantages and limitations of climate change related modeling in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region. It addresses the implied but largely uncritiqued relationships between scientific modeling knowledge and local adaptation responses, as well as theoretical perspectives on modeling and adaptation. more...

  • AS/A2 Geography Contemporary Case Studies: Climate Changeby David Redfern

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 11.18

    Features up-to-date case studies on key topics in AS and A2 Geography. Specific questions are posed and examiner guidance is provided on how the material can be used to tackle them. more...

  • Weather Eyeby Brendan McWilliams

    The Lilliput Press 1994; US$ 6.99

    Weather Eye is a selection from the famous column in The Irish Times, which over the years has described and evoked all aspects of that most perennial of subjects for exchange and conversation - the lingua franca of country - and townspersons everywhere. Subjects encompassed include weather in history, weather in literature, weather in folklore, weather... more...

  • Climate Change in the Midwestby Sara C. Pryor

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility... more...

  • Energy and Climate Policy: Bending the Technological Trajectoryby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2012; US$ 67.00

    Technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving environmental objectives, so it is important to understand how environmental policy design and technological innovation are linked. This is particularly true in the area of climate change where the estimated future costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions are affected greatly by the technological... more...

  • The AMS Weather Bookby Jack Williams

    American Meteorological Society 2013; Not Available

    America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it... more...