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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 22.00
It is said of just about every state in the United States: "If you don't like the weather, stick around. It'll change." In Kentucky, however, this time-worn cliché carries more than a grain of truth. Weather and its vagaries are an obsession in the state, not only because the Commonwealth relies heavily on agriculture, but because weather changes... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95
Climate change poses a risk to business operations and to markets--but at the same time, it can bring opportunities for some businesses. With chapters on the nature, science and politics of climate change risk, as well as how to assess, then how to cope with it, and recommendations for incorporating climate change risks into a Company Climate Risk... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00
Climate change is a complex and dynamic environmental, cultural and political phenomenon that is reshaping our relationship to nature. Climate change is a global force, with global impacts. Viable solutions on what to do must involve dialogues and decision-making with many agencies, stakeholder groups and communities crossing all sectors and scales.... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 86.50
Large, high-energy snow avalanches can have high destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in many mountain regions around the globe. This causes a large number of fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountain areas, especially in the European Alps, a high level of safety for... more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 42.68
Bevölkerungsentwicklung, Urbanisierung, Globalisierung, Klimawandel und Biodiversität - der Globale Wandel hat viele Gesichter. Umfassend, thematisch übergreifend und verständlich erklärt Rüdiger Glaser alle Aspekte dieses Prozesses, der das heutige Erscheinungsbild der Erde grundlegend verändert. Konkretisierend betrachtet Glaser weltweite Schauplätze,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00
This book examines the arguments made by political actors in the creation of antagonistic discourses on climate change. Using in-depth empirical research from Sweden, a country considered by the international political community to be a frontrunner in tackling climate change, it draws out lessons that contribute to the worldwide environmental debate.... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 184.95
Today the world is facing a greater water crisis than ever. Droughts of lesser magnitude are resulting in greater impact. Even in years with normal precipitation, water shortages have become widespread in both developing and developed nations, in humid as well as arid climates. When faced with severe drought, governments become eager to act. Unfortunately,... more...
- 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...