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Biotic Feedbacks in the Global Climatic System: Will the Warming Feed the Warming?
     

Biotic Feedbacks in the Global Climatic System: Will the Warming Feed the Warming?

by MacKenzie Woodwell, George M. Woodwell, Fred T. MacKenzie
 

The problem of global warming is among the most intensely studied and debated topics in ecology and environmental science. But one possible contributor to global warming—biotic feedback—has until now not been addressed with any serious, sustained attention. Featuring papers prepared for a meeting held at Woods Hole to explore the topic, this book provides

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The problem of global warming is among the most intensely studied and debated topics in ecology and environmental science. But one possible contributor to global warming—biotic feedback—has until now not been addressed with any serious, sustained attention. Featuring papers prepared for a meeting held at Woods Hole to explore the topic, this book provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the many issues associated with interactions between biota and global warming. With contributions from internationally respected scholars in the field, the book will prove invaluable to students and researchers in ecology, climatology, and environmental science.

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From the Publisher
"The 23 authoritative papers. . .are aptly enhanced by graphs, tables, and bibliographies." —"Choice

"This book presents a multiauthored review of various aspects of the global carbon cycle, primarily contemporary but also ranging over recent earth history. The book consists of 23 chapters and emphasizes how climate change from increasing greenhouse gases, especially CO2 might affect the carbon cycle and feedbacks on atmospheric carbon dioxide. This focus is indicated by the book's subtitle, 'Will the Warming Feed the Warming?' This book is of unusually high quality for a compilation of workshop papers...[recommended] to anyone who would want to read it as a still largely up-to-date summary of the issues that must be considered to understand the global cazrbon cycle and its response to climate change."—Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

"A colorful, inspiring variety [of topics], fully preserving contrasts among experts. . . .If you wish to learn about the origins and the diversity of arguments in this controversy, read this book." —Journal of Environmental Quality

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195086409
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.34(d)

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Woods Hole Research Center

University of Hawaii

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