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- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2010; US$ 12.99
Acting as the planet's air conditioner, the rainforest sucks up millions of tons of greenhouse gases and stores them safely out of the atmosphere. South America's deforestation threatens to unleash a kind of "carbon bomb" that will add to our already deteriorating climate difficulties. As he travels across Peru and Brazil, recognized... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
Climates have changed throughout Earth's history and will continue to change indefinitely. While some changes are brief, lasting only a few decades, others can plunge much of the planet into an icy wasteland or a steaming tropical jungle for hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years. Many factors contribute to both short- and long-term changes... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40
The variability in weather and climate can have a tremendous impact, making the science of forecasting incredibly important. Weather and climate are related, but individually they do not mean quite the same thing. The main difference involves time?weather refers to the present state or to conditions that may evolve in the coming days or weeks, whereas... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1985; US$ 26.25
La température - L'humidité, les nuages et la précipitation - La pression atmosphérique et le vent - La météorologie synoptique - Un exemple de l'évolution d'un système météorologique - Le mauvais temps - La prévision météorologique - La station météorologique et... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 231.00
The data in this book show the evolution of the emissions of CO2 from 1971 to 2008 for more than 140 countries and regions by sector and by fuel. Emissions were calculated using IEA energy databases and the default methods and emission factors from the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. more...
- CSIRO Publishing 1997; US$ 47.00
Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective answers a host of questions about Australia's weather and climate, and explains the underlying causes of floods, droughts and cyclones. Vivid accounts of dust storms and the mysteries of the 'morning glory' cloud lines are revealed.The book highlights the perception in Aboriginal culture of the connection... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2010; US$ 82.00
As the hubs of economic activity, cities drive the vast majority of the worlds energy use and are major contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions. Because they are home to major infrastructure and highly concentrated populations, cities are also vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as rising sea levels, warmer temperatures... more...