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  • Energy and Global Climate Changeby Anilla Cherian

    Wiley 2015; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    Energy and Global Climate Change : Bridging the Sustainable Development Divide focuses attention on two urgent global development challenges faced by the UN and its member states: access to sustainable energy for all, and global climate change. This book presents compelling evidence about an often neglected aspect of the energy-climate change-development... more...

  • Global Warning. An ethnography of the encounter between global and localby Sara de Wit

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 35.00

    Moving beyond existing approaches that largely deal with the biophysical consequences of climate change realities in Africa, this book explores an alternative perspective that traces climate change as a travelling idea. It focuses on how globally constructed discourses on climate change find their way to the local level in the Bamenda Grassfields of... more...

  • Masters of Uncertaintyby Phaedra Daipha

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Though we commonly make them the butt of our jokes, weather forecasters are in fact exceptionally good at managing uncertainty. They consistently do a better job calibrating their performance than stockbrokers, physicians, or other decision-making experts precisely because they receive feedback on their decisions in near real time. Following forecasters... more...

  • Climate Governance in the Developing Worldby David Held; Charles Roger; Eva-Maria Nag

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.95 US$ 24.26

    Since 2009, a diverse group of developing states that includes China, Brazil, Ethiopia and Costa Rica has been advancing unprecedented pledges to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, offering new, unexpected signs of climate leadership. Some scholars have gone so far as to argue that these targets are now even more ambitious than those put forward by... more...

  • Storm Watchersby John D. Cox

    Wiley 2002; US$ 38.00 US$ 33.50

    A lively, inspiring account of the pioneers who sought to accurately predict the weather Benjamin Franklin . . . James P. Espy . . . Cleveland Abbe . . . Carl-Gustaf Rossby . . . Jule G. Charney . . . just a few of the remarkable individuals who struggled against formidable odds to understand the atmosphere and predict the weather. Where they saw... more...

  • Forecast Verificationby Ian T. Jolliffe; David B. Stephenson

    Wiley 2003; US$ 174.00 US$ 156.60

    This handy reference introduces the subject of forecast verification and provides a review of the basic concepts, discussing different types of data that may be forecast. Each chapter covers a different type of predicted quantity (predictand), then looks at some of the relationships between economic value and skill scores, before moving on to review... more...

  • Regional Climates of the British Islesby Julian Mayes; Dennis Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 83.95

    Global climate and the effects of global warming are commanding unprecendented interest as climates grow more dynamic and changeable. How does global warming change patterns of climate? Why is the weather and climate of the British Isles so variable? Regional Climates of the British Isles presents a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the diverse... more...

  • Synoptic and Dynamic Climatologyby Roger G. Barry; Andrew M. Carleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 132.95

    Synoptic and Dynamic Climatology provides the first comprehensive account of the dynamical behaviour and mechanisms of the global climate system and its components, together with a modern survey of synoptic-scale weather systems in the tropics and extratropics, and of the methods and applications of synoptic climate classification. It is unrivalled... more...

  • Global Warming and Global Politicsby Matthew Paterson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Examines the major theories within international relations, and how these can help us understand the emergence of global warming as a political issue. more...

  • Highway Meteorologyby A.H. Perry; LJ Symons

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 275.00

    Roads that are safe in all weathers are a prerequisite of modern society, and large amounts of money are spent, especially in winter, to make travel safe. This book brings together international expertise on planning 'weather proof' roads, operating safe road networks in bad weather and coping effectively with accidents. The performance and cost effectiveness... more...