This highly acclaimed atlas distills the vast science of climate change, providing a reliable and insightful guide to this rapidly growing field. Since the 2006 publication of the first edition, climate change has climbed even higher up the global agenda. This new edition reflects the latest developments in research and the impact of climate change, and in current efforts to mitigate and adapt to changes in the world’s weather. The atlas covers a wide range of topics, including warning signs, vulnerable populations, health impacts, renewable energy, emissions reduction, personal and public action. The third edition includes new or additional coverage of a number of topics, including agreements reached in Copenhagen and Cancun, ocean warming and increased acidity, the economic impact of climate change, and advantages gained by communities and business from adapting to climate change. The extensive maps and graphics have been updated with new data, making this edition once again an essential resource for everyone concerned with this pressing subject.
Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge
Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Karten und Fakten zur globalen Karten und Fakten zur globalen Erwärmung
Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing
Die seit 1971 wieder erscheinende, interdisziplinäre, internationale Rezensionsbibliographie IBR ist eine einmalige Informationsquelle. Die Datenbank weist über 1,1 Millionen vornehmlich die Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften berücksichtigende Buchrezensionen in 6.000 vorwiegend europäischen wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften nach. 60.000 Eintragungen kommen jedes Jahr hinzu, bieten dem Benutzer Daten zum rezensierten Werk und zur Rezension.
A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des...
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy examine why it is so difficult for the international community to respond to global climate change. In doing so, they analyse and explain some of the strategies that might ultimately provide the foundations for appropriate responses.
The End of Prosperity and Democracy
Author: Beth Edmondson,Stuart Levy
Category: Political Science
An accessible introduction to climate change that outlines key scientific, economic, and political issues, reviews how the global community has addressed the issue to date, and discusses the options being explored for further action. * Numerous primary source documents including excerpts from important early scientific articles on climate change, global climate treaties, the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment reports, and statements from academics, businesses, religious groups, and more * A rich variety of graphics help readers understand current and expected impacts of climate change, as well as the latest data and ideas from the scientific community on the subject of global climate change
A Reference Handbook
Author: David Leonard Downie,Kate Brash,Catherine Vaughan
How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe. Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today's destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability
Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: Yale University Press
It's a fact: Earth is warming up. Scientists have learned that air pollution and other human actions are causing Earth to heat up at an alarming rate. They call this heating global warming. All over the planet, towering glaciers are melting and shrinking. Sea level is rising, threatening to put coastal lands underwater. Earth's delicate balance of plants and animals is in danger. We must join together in the quest to slow and prevent global warming. With engaging text and eye-catching images-plus a special Going Green section-this book tells you all about global warming and what you can do to prevent it. Book jacket.
Author: Rebecca Johnson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shannon O'Lear brings a geographer's perspective to environmental politics. The book considers issues of climate change, energy, food security, toxins, waste, and resource conflict to explore how political, economic, ideological and military power have contributed to the generation of environmental issues and the formation of dominant narratives about them. The book encourages the reader to think critically about the power dynamics that shape (and limit) how we think about environmental issues and to expand the reader's understanding of why it matters that these issues are discussed at particular spatial scales. Applying a geographer's sense of scale and power leads to a better understanding of the complexity of environmental issues and will help formulate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The book will appeal mainly to advanced students and researchers from a geography background, but also to social and political scientists who wish to look at the topic from this different perspective.
Scale and Power
Author: Shannon O'Lear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Provides a collection of eighty maps, graphics, and essays that cover global conservation trends across the world's terrestrial, marine, and freshwater environments.
Changes, Challenges and Opportunities to Make a Difference
Author: Jonathan M. Hoekstra,Jennifer L. Molnar
Climate change is arguably the most profound challenge facing the international community in the 21st century. This book brings together the work of prominent researchers and practitioners who take stock of the latest knowledge on the social dimensions of climate change.
Equity and Vulnerability in a Warming World
Author: Robin Mearns,Andrew Norton
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
A Selection Guide to Reference Books and Adult Nonfiction. Nonfiction
Author: John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Public libraries
From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the planet’s origins and evolution and the seasons and tides to melting ice caps, glaciers and climate change. Featuring many spectacular images and helpful diagrams, this Rough Guide provides a fascinating and accessible introduction to Earth science.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
Category: World Heritage areas
Volume 1: A-M
Author: Peter H. Denton,Sal Restivo
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Book industries and trade
- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
A Selection Guide
Author: Raymond W. Barber,Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Category: Best books
This major profile of global health maps the prevalence and causes of disease as well as the economic, social, and environmental factors that influence well-being.
Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease
Author: Diarmuid O'Donovan
In this two-volume encyclopedia for students of all levels and for general readers, Bruce Johansen marshals the explosion of scientific work on global warming into 300 articles presented in clear and palatable language.
Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group