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Meteorology. Climatology

  • The Two-Mile Time Machineby Richard B. Alley; Richard B. Alley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 17.95

    In the 1990s Richard B. Alley and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years. In The Two-Mile Time Machine , Alley tells the fascinating history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. He explains that... more...

  • National Climate Policyby Elin Lerum Boasson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Failed attempts at producing ambitious global climate commitments and instruments have made it increasingly important for nation states to deliver climate policies. This in turn requires a better understanding of national climate policymaking.  In this book, Elin Lerum Boasson develops an innovative and well-grounded analytical framework for assessing... 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...

  • The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policyby Steve Rayner; Mark Caine

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The Hartwell Approach to Climate Policy presents a powerful critique of mainstream climate change policies and details a set of pragmatic alternatives based on the Hartwell Group?s collective writings from 1988-2010. Drawing on a rich history of heterodox but increasingly accepted views on climate change policy, this book brings together in a single... more...

  • Applicable Atmospheric Dynamicsby Istvan Szunyogh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 205.00

    This book offers an overview of advanced techniques to study atmospheric dynamics by numerical experimentation. It is primarily intended for scientists and graduate students working on interdisciplinary research problems at the intersection of the atmospheric sciences, applied mathematics, statistics and physics. Scientists interested in adopting techniques... 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...

  • Fluid Dynamics of the Mid-Latitude Atmosphereby Brian J. Hoskins; Ian N. James

    Wiley 2014; US$ 57.95

    This book gives a coherent development of the current understanding of the fluid dynamics of the middle latitude atmosphere. It is primarily aimed at post-graduate and advanced undergraduate level students and does not assume any previous knowledge of fluid mechanics, meteorology or atmospheric science. The book will be an invaluable resource for any... more...

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

    Junfermann Verlag 2014; US$ 19.99

    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...