Global Warming: The Complete Briefing

Global Warming: The Complete Briefing

by John Houghton
     
 

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Global Warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Simply put, Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the science and the politics of global warming. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the

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Global Warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Simply put, Global Warming: the Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the science and the politics of global warming. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects. This completely updated new edition will again prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for.From reviews of the first edition:'It is difficult to imagine how Houghton's exposition of this complex body of information might be substantially improved upon....Seldom has such a complex topic been presented with such remarkable simplicity , directness and crystalline clarity....Houghton's complete briefing is without doubt the best briefing the concerned citizen could hope to find within the pages of a pocketable book.'John Perry Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society'For the non-technical reader, the best program guide to the political and scientific debate is John Houghton's ... With this book in hand you are ready to make sense of the debate and reach your own conclusions'Alan Hecht Climate Change'This is a remarkable book. ... It is a model of clear exposition and comprehensible writing........Quite apart from its value as a background reader for science teachers and students, it would make a splendid basis for a sixth-form general course' Andrew Bishop Association for Science Education

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Sir John Houghton, in this Fourth Edition of his book: "Global Warming: The Complete Briefing", has written what should be the last word in this magisterial presentation of the latest science based very much on the IPCC Assessments. ... The book, almost seductively, leads the reader through the essential science behind the issue of climate change. ...[it] treats the science in a balanced, understandable and rigorous manner." - John Stone, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanography Society

Praise for the 3rd Edition: "...this book definitely lives up to its title. Highly recommended." R.M. Ferguson, Eastern Connecticut State University, CHOICE

"...the best single-volume guide to the science of climate change." Times Literary Supplement

"...I highly recommend this textbook." EOS, Keith Alverson

"...a widely praised book on global warming and its consequences." The Economist

"This text combines all of the various IPCC products under one cover and adds a single well-edited delivery mechanism." Oceanography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817622
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Sir John Houghton CBE, FRS is a former Chairman of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Chairman of the UK's Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Vice President of the World Meteorological Organisation, President of the Royal Meteorological Society, and Professor of Atmospheric Physics at Oxford University. He was Chief Executive of the UK Meteorological Office from 1983 to his retirement in 1991. As well as the previous editions of this book, he is author of The Physics of Atmospheres (Cambridge University Press, in three editions), and has published numerous research papers and contributed to many influential research documents.

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