Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

by George Philander
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412958784

ISBN-13: 9781412958783

Pub. Date: 04/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

2008 Best Reference, Library Journal

"The impact of global warming is rapidly evolving. This valuable resource provides an excellent historical overview and framework of this topic and serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects. A useful reference for a wide audience of business

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2008 Best Reference, Library Journal

"The impact of global warming is rapidly evolving. This valuable resource provides an excellent historical overview and framework of this topic and serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects. A useful reference for a wide audience of business professionals and government officials as well as for the general public; essential for both academic and public libraries."
—Library Journal

"This is a useful set because of the individual country entries as well as the general-audience language . . . "
— Booklist (Starred Review)

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes.

Key Features

  • Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming
  • Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change
  • Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change
  • Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences
  • Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries.

READER'S GUIDE

Atmospheric Sciences
Climate climate and Society
Climate Change, Effects
Climate Feedbacks
Climate Models
Countries: Africa
Countries: Americas
Countries: Asia
Countries: Europe
Countries: Pacific
Glaciology
Government and International Agencies
Institutions Studying Climate Change
Oceanography
Paleo-Climates
People
Programs And Conventions

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412958783
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1552
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.60(h) x 5.40(d)

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