Climate Change: Biological and Human Aspects / Edition 2

Climate Change: Biological and Human Aspects / Edition 2

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by Jonathan Cowie
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107603560

ISBN-13: 9781107603561

Pub. Date: 12/31/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The second edition of this acclaimed text has been fully updated and substantially expanded to include the considerable developments (since publication of the first edition) in our understanding of the science of climate change, its impacts on biological and human systems, and developments in climate policy. Written in an accessible style, it provides a broad review…  See more details below

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The second edition of this acclaimed text has been fully updated and substantially expanded to include the considerable developments (since publication of the first edition) in our understanding of the science of climate change, its impacts on biological and human systems, and developments in climate policy. Written in an accessible style, it provides a broad review of past, present and likely future climate change from the viewpoints of biology, ecology, human ecology and Earth system science. It will again prove to be invaluable to a wide range of readers, from students in the life sciences who need a brief overview of the basics of climate science, to atmospheric science, geography, geoscience and environmental science students who need to understand the biological and human ecological implications of climate change. It is also a valuable reference text for those involved in environmental monitoring, conservation and policy-making.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107603561
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. An introduction to climate change; 2. Principal indicators of past climates; 3. Past climate change; 4. The Oligocene to the Quaternary: climate and biology; 5. Present climate and biological change; 6. Current warming and likely future impacts; 7. The human ecology of climate change; 8. Sustainability and policy; Appendix 1. Glossary and abbreviations; Appendix 2. Bio-geological chronology; Appendix 3. Calculations of energy demand/supply and orders of magnitude; Appendix 4. Further thoughts for consideration; Index.

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