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  • Biodiversity in a Changing Climateby Terry Louise Root; Kimberly R. Hall; Mark P. Herzog; Christine A. Howell

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    One major consequence of climate change is abrupt, dramatic changes in regional biodiversity. Even if the most optimistic scenarios for mitigating climate change transpire, the fate of many wild species rests on the shoulders of people engaged in conservation planning, management, and policy. Providing managers with the latest and most useful climate... more...

  • Towards an Interdisciplinary Approach in Earth System Scienceby Gerrit Lohmann; Helge Meggers; Vikram Unnithan; Dieter Wolf-Gladrow; Justus Notholt; Astrid Bracher

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book describes the latest advances at the Helmholtz ?Earth System Science Research School? where scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven, the University of Bremen, and the Jacobs University are involved in research. One of the greatest challenges is understanding ongoing environmental changes. The longer the time scale the... more...

  • How Dangerous Is Lightning?by Christian Bouquegneau; Vladimir Rakov

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Lightning strikes somewhere on the surface of the earth about 100 times every second, and current observations indicate a significant increase in activity in the coming years. This illustrated survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient to modern times. Mythology and observations of lightning damage constituted the extent of lightning... more...

  • Recent Advances in Modeling Landslides and Debris Flowsby Wei Wu

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Landslides and debris flows belong to the most dangerous natural hazards in many parts of the world. Despite intensive research, these events continue to result in human suffering, property losses, and environmental degradation every year. Better understanding of the mechanisms and processes of landslides and debris flows will help make reliable predictions,... more...

  • Seismic Ground Response Analysisby Nozomu Yoshida

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book presents state-of-the-art information on seismic ground response analysis, and is not only very valuable and useful for practitioners but also for researchers. The topics covered are related to the stages of analysis: 1. Input parameter selection, by reviewing the in-situ and laboratory tests used to determine dynamic soil properties as... more...

  • Snowflakes in Photographsby W. A. Bentley

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    For almost a century, W. A. Bentley caught and photographed thousands of snowflakes in his workshop at Jericho, Vermont, and made available to scientists and art instructors samples of his remarkable work. His painstakingly prepared images were remarkable revelations of nature's diversity in uniformity: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, but... more...

  • Economic Risks of Climate Changeby Trevor Houser; Solomon Hsiang; Robert Kopp; Kate Larsen; Michael R. Bloomberg

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Climate change threatens the economy of the United States through increased flooding and storm damage, climate-driven changes in crop yields, disruptions in labor productivity, crime, and public health and heat-related strains on energy systems. Combining current data with state-of-the-art climate models, econometric research on human responses to... more...

  • Climate Change Biologyby Lee Hannah

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 101.00

    Climate Change Biology, 2e examines the evolving discipline of human-induced climate change and the resulting shifts in the distributions of species and the timing of biological events. The text focuses on understanding the impacts of human-induced climate change by drawing on multiple lines of evidence, including paleoecology, modeling, and current... more...

  • Storm and Cloud Dynamicsby William R. Cotton; Richard A. Anthes; Renata Dmowska

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    This book focuses on the dynamics of clouds and of precipitating mesoscale meteorological systems. Clouds and precipitating mesoscale systems represent some of the most important and scientifically exciting weather systems in the world. These are the systems that produce torrential rains, severe winds including downburst and tornadoes, hail, thunder... more...

  • An Introduction to the Global Circulation of the Atmosphereby David Randall

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 90.00

    This is a graduate-level textbook on the global circulation of the Earth?s atmosphere?the large-scale system of winds by which energy is transported around the planet, from the tropical latitudes to the poles. Written by David Randall, one of the world?s foremost experts on the subject, it is the most comprehensive textbook on the topic. Intended... more...