|Title:||Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach|
|Authors:||William James Burroughs|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-56125-9|
|Bibliography note:||Includes bibliographical references|
"Climate change: a multidisciplinary approach" providesa concise, up-to-date presentation of our current knowledge of climate.
The book begins by giving a balanced coverage of the physical principles of the global climate, its behaviour on all timescales, and the evidence for and consequences of past change. It then reviews how we measure climate change and the statistical methods for analysing data, before exploring the causes of climate change and how we can model this behaviour. The final sections discuss predictions of future climate change and the economic and political debate surrounding its prevention and mitigation. This comprehensive approach allows a better understanding of the significance of current changes in the context of climate change in the Earth's past, and allows us to assess claims and counterclaims concerning the importance of these changes to human society.
"Climate change: a multidisciplinary approach" is a valuable undergraduate textbook for a wide range of courses which need to consider the impact of a changing climate on the Erath and its inhabitants. These subjects include meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, history, agriculture and social science. it will also appeal to a wider general audience of readers who wish to go beyond the standard "coffee table" book in search of a better understanding of climate change.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009104||QC981.8.C5B86 2001||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|