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Climate Change By William James Burroughs

Climate Change

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This book provides an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive presentation of our current knowledge of climate change. As well as being a valuable undergraduate textbook for a wide range of courses, the book will also appeal to a wider general audience in search of a better understanding of climate change.
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Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach by William James Burroughs

Climate Change: a Multidisciplinary Approach provides an up-to-date, concise and comprehensive presentation of our current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society. 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 its causes 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 is a valuable undergraduate textbook for a wide range of courses, including meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, history, agriculture and social science. It will also appeal to a wider general audience of readers in search of a better understanding of climate change.

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Climate Change Reviews


'... a recommended read for the informed layman and student seeking a wider background in this topical but complex field.' Grant Bigg, Weather
'The book is well written, contains practically no mathematics and yet manages to explain, in a clear and attractive style, the subtleties of the subject ... I recommend it to everybody interested in the climate of our earth.' Michael Hantel, Meteoroligsche Zeitschrift
'... the book enthusiastically achieves its aims of not oversimplifying but explaining the complexities of what is well established and unknown about the climate system for a wider audience ...'. Claire Goodess, International Journal of Climatology
"The book is best appreciated by those with an understanding of science, particularly earth sciences, and will be of interest to many following the climate change discussions." American Meteorlogical, Society Oct 2001
"Burroughs is to be congratualated for having written a serious and up-to-date book that competently surveys many highly technical aspects of modern climate science but manages to do so in a nonmathematical manner." American Meteorlogical Society, June 2002

Table of Contents


1. Introduction; 2. Radiation and the earth's energy balance; 3. The elements of the climate; 4. Evidence of climatic change; 5. Consequences of climatic change; 6. The measurement of climatic change; 7. Statistics, significance and cycles; 8. The causes of climatic change; 9. Modelling the climate; 10. Predicting climate change; Glossary; Index.

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GOR004502109
Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach by William James Burroughs
William James Burroughs
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2001-05-03
314
0521567718
9780521567718
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