Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective

by Hugh M. French
     
 

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Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective is a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of the physical attributes of Canada’s cold environments and the implications of these changes for cold environments globally. The book places particular emphasis on the broader environmental science and sustainability issues that are ofSee more details below

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Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective is a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of the physical attributes of Canada’s cold environments and the implications of these changes for cold environments globally. The book places particular emphasis on the broader environmental science and sustainability issues that are of increasing concern to all cold regions if present global climate trends continue.

Clearly structured throughout, the book focuses on those elements of Canada’s cold environments that will be most affected by global climate change – the tundra, sub-arctic and boreal forest regions of northern Canada, and the high mid-latitude mountains of western Canada. The book considers the implications for similar environments around the world.

  • Edited by internationally respected experts in the field with contributions from key researchers with expertise in cold region research (high latitude and altitude)
  • Comprehensive coverage of  the effects of global climate change on Canada’s cold environments
  • Clearly structured throughout with numerous photos, diagrams and tables to enhance understanding
  • Clear focus on the global implications of climate change throughout with Canada’s cold environments used as a template for all other major cold environments of the world
  • Includes chapters on the human impact on cold environments along with environmental hazards and the role of the cryosphere within the global system
  • Directed to upper level undergraduate students in Environmental Sciences

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“I would use this book in upper-level Environmental Science courses, as it presently is the most comprehensive book to include alpine and arctic regions, climatic, cryospheric, ecological and geomorphological aspects as well as human dimensions. It is wide enough in scope to use in an entire course, and yet has enough depth.”  (The
Holocene
, 24 January 2013) 

“It will also be useful to North American scientists working in the North for its comprehensive coverage and its references. The editors and authors deserve thanks for a useful contribution.”  (Artic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 1 November 2012)

“Plentiful information presented in the book represent an overall view on past development, recent status and the prospective of Canadian Arctic from the global to regional point of view. Therefore, the book could be recommended to specialist in the field and also university students interested in climate change impact on polar ecosystems.”  (Czech Polar Reports, 1 October 2012)

"I highly recommend the research based and well structured book Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective edited by Hugh French and Olav Slaymaker, to any undergraduate students, journalists, policy makers, business leaders, and engineers seeking a complete overview of the impact of environmental change on cold climates. This book forms a solid knowledge base that has real value beyond the classroom, and into the boardrooms of business and the halls of government." (Blog Business World, 9 February 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470699683
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/11/2012
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Publisher
“I would use this book in upper-level Environmental Science courses, as it presently is the most comprehensive book to include alpine and arctic regions, climatic, cryospheric, ecological and geomorphological aspects as well as human dimensions. It is wide enough in scope to use in an entire course, and yet has enough depth.” (The Holocene, 24 January 2013)

“It will also be useful to North American scientists working in the North for its comprehensive coverage and its references. The editors and authors deserve thanks for a useful contribution.” (Artic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 1 November 2012)

“Plentiful information presented in the book represent an overall view on past development, recent status and the prospective of Canadian Arctic from the global to regional point of view. Therefore, the book could be recommended to specialist in the field and also university students interested in climate change impact on polar ecosystems.” (Czech Polar Reports, 1 October 2012)

"I highly recommend the research based and well structured book Changing Cold Environments: A Canadian Perspective edited by Hugh French and Olav Slaymaker, to any undergraduate students, journalists, policy makers, business leaders, and engineers seeking a complete overview of the impact of environmental change on cold climates. This book forms a solid knowledge base that has real value beyond the classroom, and into the boardrooms of business and the halls of government." (Blog Business World, 9 February 2012)

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