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- Springer 2010; US$ 29.95
As greenhouse gas emissions and temperatures at the poles continue to rise, so do damages from extreme weather events affecting countless lives. Meanwhile, ambitious international efforts to cut emissions (Kyoto, Copenhagen) have proved to be politically ineffective or infeasible. There is hope, however, in adaptive governance?an approach that has... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 79.95
The past decade has been characterized by remarkable advances in meteorological observation, computing techniques, and data-visualization technology. Mesoscale Synoptic Meteorology links theoretical concepts to modern technology and facilitates the meaningful application of concepts, theories, and techniques using real data. As such, it both serves... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 96.00
This long-anticipated monograph honoring scientist and teacher Fred Sanders includes 16 articles by various authors as well as dozens of unique photographs evoking Fred's character and the vitality of the scientific community he helped develop through his work. Editors Lance F. Bosart (University at Albany/SUNY) and Howard B. Bluestein (University... more...
- Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31
The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential curve that goes back centuries. One reason is that saving energy is like squeezing a balloon: reductions in one place lead to increases elsewhere.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
Climate change could have a substantial economic impact, particularly on coastal states where seas level rises will be felt most strongly. Among these, the British Isles are likely to be significantly affected, and they provide an excellent case study of the consequences for specific sectors of the economy. In this book, leading experts - including... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95
This volume examines case studies on EU countries' policy to combat climate change, examining the constraints of and opportunities for the implementation of climate change strategies in these countries. The introductory section provides an overview of the climate change problem and its potential effects, examining the roles of different greenhouse... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99
Warning is the definitive account of one of the most frightening extreme weather events our country has ever seen. When Cyclone Tracy swept down on Darwin at Christmas 1974, the weather became not just a living thing but a killer. Tracy destroyed an entire city, left seventy-one people dead and ripped the heart out of Australia's season of goodwill.... more...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2013; US$ 35.75
Waldbrände, Flutkatastrophen, Erderwärmung ? ein Phänomen des 21. Jahrhunderts? Oder bestimmt der Klimawandel nicht schon immer den Weg des Menschen? Mit dieser brandaktuellen Fragestellung befasst sich der Geowissenschaftler Frank Sirocko, doch nicht mit dem Ziel, die Zukunft vorherzusagen, sondern vielmehr um einen Blick weit zurück in die Vergangenheit... more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 50.28
Die meiste Zeit seines Lebens verbringt der Mensch in Innenräumen. Das Raumklima beeinflusst dabei sowohl das Behaglichkeitsempfinden als auch die körperliche und geistige Leistungsfähigkeit. Der Klimawandel verändert unsere Umwelt durch steigende Monatsmitteltemperaturen und Strahlungswerte. Die vorliegende Studie verfolgt das Ziel, den Einfluss des... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Disaster relief as we know it did not exist when the deadliest tornado in U.S. history gouged a path from southeast Missouri through southern Illinois and into southwestern Indiana. The tri-state tornado of 1925 hugged the ground for 219 miles, generated wind speeds in excess of 300 miles per hour, and killed 695 people. Drawing on survivor interviews,... more...