Changing Climates by Facts on File, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Changing Climates

Changing Climates

by Facts on File
     
 

Climates have changed throughout Earth's history, and they will continue to change indefinitely. While some changes are brief, lasting only a few decades, others can plunge much of the planet into an icy wasteland or a steaming tropical jungle for hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years. Many factors contribute to both short- and long-term changes within the

Overview

Climates have changed throughout Earth's history, and they will continue to change indefinitely. While some changes are brief, lasting only a few decades, others can plunge much of the planet into an icy wasteland or a steaming tropical jungle for hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years. Many factors contribute to both short- and long-term changes within the atmosphere, and scientists continue to study the agents that impact the changing conditions of Earth's climate. Changing Climates helps readers gain a better understanding of climate and the global warming issue by explaining how the atmosphere works, how and why climates have changed in the past, and the consequences of climate change.

Global Connections Introduces readers to issues that affect today's global society. Tying together geography, history, science, social studies, and economics, these titles examine key topics and their importance to the United States and to the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604132915
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Chelsea House Global Connections Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author

Jurgen Runge is Professor of Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany. As an environmentalist and consultant he has worked on the evolution of tropical landscapes and former and recent climate changes in lower latitudes for many years. He is the editor of the series "Palaeoecology of Africa" and a member in several scientific editorial boards. The outcome and results of his research has been used for many applied purposes such as regional planning, remote sensing, land use, infrastructure projects and management of natural resources.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >