Intended to complement the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this four-volume set assesses social science research relevant to global climate change from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisplinary work. Taking human choice within social institutions as the starting point, examines climate change issues in the context of population and consumption; cultural, institutional, and economic arrangements for human well-being; and social processes of decision making. Each volume has a separate ISBN. Volume I (049-7) presents the societal framework. Volume II (046-2) discusses resources and technology. Volume III (047-0) examines tools for policy analysis. Volume IV (048-9) sums up what has been learned. Each volume has an index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.