Introduction to Modern Climate Change (2nd ed.)

by Andrew Dessler

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  • 9781107480674
  • 9781316420041
  • 9781316418437
This is an invaluable textbook for any introductory survey course on the science and policy of climate change, for both non-science majors and introductory science students. The second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent science from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and many illustrations include new data. The new edition also reflects advances in the political debate over climate change. Unique amongst textbooks on climate change, it combines an introduction to the science with an introduction to economic and policy issues, and is tightly focused on anthropogenic climate change. It contains the necessary quantitative depth for students to properly understand the science of climate change. It supports students in using algebra to understand simple equations and to solve end-of-chapter problems. Supplementary online resources include a complete set of PowerPoint figures for instructors, solutions to exercises, videos of the author's lectures, and additional computer exercises.

  • Cambridge University Press; October 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316420041
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Introduction to Modern Climate Change
  • Author: Andrew Dessler
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107480674
  • 9781316420041
  • 9781316418437

In The Press

'I'm delighted to see an updated edition of Dessler's textbook; the new edition reminds me why I liked the book so much in the first place. I used the first edition for my climate literacy courses for first-year non-science majors, as I was so impressed with its simple and compelling coverage of the science of climate change, and, just as importantly, its social and political context. The students loved the book - some even commented that it was the first time they had actually understood and enjoyed reading a science book. The revised version brings the book completely up to date, and will ensure it remains my number one recommendation for an introductory text on climate change.' Steve Easterbrook, University of Toronto

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107480674
  • 9781316420041
  • 9781316418437