Climate, History and the Modern World / Edition 2

Climate, History and the Modern World / Edition 2

by Hubert H. Lamb, H. Lamb Hubert
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415127343

ISBN-13: 9780415127349

Pub. Date: 08/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this internationally acclaimed book, Hubert Lamb explores what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistorical past.

This

second edition incorporates important new material on recent advances in weather forecasting, global

Overview

In this internationally acclaimed book, Hubert Lamb explores what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistorical past.

This

second edition incorporates important new material on recent advances in weather forecasting, global warming, the ozone layer, pollution and population growth. Providing a valuable introduction to the problems and results of the most recent research activity, this book extends our

understanding of the interactions between climate and history and discusses implications for future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415127349
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Climate Problem Part I: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLIMATE 3. How Climate Works 4. How Climate Comes to Fluctuate and Change 5. How We Can Reconstruct the Past Record of Climate Part II: CLIMATE AND HISTORY 6. Climate at the Dawn of History

7. In the Times of Early Civilizations 8. Times of Disturbance and Decline in the Ancient World 9. Roman Times and After 10. Through Viking Times to the High Middle Ages 11. Decline Again in the Late Middle Ages 12. The Little Ice Age: Background to the History of the Sixteenth and

Seventeenth Centuries 13. The Recovery: 1700 to Around 1950 Part III: CLIMATE IN THE MODERN WORLD AND QUESTIONS OVER THE FUTURE 14. Climate Since 1950 15. The Impact of Climatic Developments on Human Affairs and Human History 16. The Causes of Climate's Fluctuations and

Changes 17. Forecasting 18. Developments Over Recent Decades Suggestions for Further Reading

. . . written in a popular style that allows the book to be effectively used by readers not formally trained in the atmospheric sciences. Geographers across the discipline will be comfortable with the technical level used throughout the book (Economic Geography)

This fascinating book builds upon a lifetime of study of past climates. . . . The book is strongly recommended to all who need to assess the significance of climatic change (Australian Meteorological Magazine)

Any book from the prolific pen of Professor Hubert Lamb is always welcome, as one knows that it will be entertaining, wide-ranging and full of good sense. The present work is no exception (International Journal of Environmental Studies)

Climate, History and the Modern World will join that list of very important books which achieve a wide readership, perhaps fuel a next stage of thinking about the subject . . . (Progress in Human Geography)

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