Author: Dr. Stephen H. Schneider,Dr. Michael Mastrandrea,Terry L. Root
This three-volume A-to-Z compendium consists of over 300 entries written by a team of leading international scholars and researchers working in the field. Authoritative and up-to-date, the encyclopedia covers the processes that produce our weather, important scientific concepts, the history of ideas underlying the atmospheric sciences, biographical accounts of those who have made significant contributions to climatology and meteorology and particular weather events, from extreme tropical cyclones and tornadoes to local winds.
Author: Stephen Henry Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Most comprehensive, up-to-date reference work available on the past, present and future of the global environment.
Author: Juliane L. Fry
Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications
Category: Climatic changes
With breathtaking scope, this resource tells you everything you need to know about the weather and climate in a straightforward but thorough way, helped by lavish photographs and highly detailed diagrams, maps and charts.
Author: Michael Allaby
Presents 4,000 cross-referenced entries on a range of topics related to weather and climate.
Author: S. George Philander
Prev. ed. published under title: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change.
Author: Gale Research Inc,Amy Hackney Blackwell
UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters, Second Edition, is a revision and update of the 2008 edition that presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on weather and climate basics, weather conditions and phenomena, natural disasters, forecasting, and human influences on weather and climate. Approximately 300 entries, arranged alphabetically across a five volume set, introduce students to the science behind the topics in clear, nontechnical language. The title presents topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at societal, political, and technological aspects of weather, climate, and natural disasters, including tornadoes, volcanoes, floods, earthquakes, and tsunamis. Features include approximately 280 full-color photos, illustrations, and maps; "Words to Know" and sidebars with interesting facts in each entry; suggested experiments; and a cumulative index. Primary audience is students and educators in middle schools. Features and Benefits *As Earth's weather and climate reality evolves, students will need up to date, easy to understand information on the topic. * Meets the needs of middle school students for more information than the many small topical weather books by elementary publishers provide, at a more accessible level than those aimed at high school students and beyond. * Explores weather, climate, and natural disaster topics relevant in the science classroom and also looks at the societal, political, and technological aspects of the topics, providing a cross-disciplinary view of the issues. * Hands-on experiments in some entries and front matter encourage students to go beyond memorization of factual data and utilize evidence-based reasoning to come to conclusions.
An Encyclopedia of Science and History
Author: Jennie C. Stephens
This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue. * Contributions from more than 100 experts * Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) * Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue * Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse * Essential, annotated primary sources * Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders
Author: Gerald R. North,John A. Pyle,Fuqing Zhang
Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. With more than 320 articles and 1,600 figures and photographs, this revised version of the award-winning first edition offers comprehensive coverage of this important field. The six volumes in this set contain broad-ranging articles on topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences—including both theory and applications Presents more than 320 articles and more than 1,600 figures and photographs Broad-ranging articles include topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction An ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences
Author: John E. Oliver
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Today, given the well-publicized impacts of events such as El Niño, there is an unequaled public awareness of how climate affects the quality of life and environment. Such awareness has created an increasing demand for accurate climatological information. This information is now available in one convenient, accessible source, the Encyclopedia of World Climatology. This comprehensive volume covers all the main subfields of climatology, supplies information on climates in major continental areas, and explains the intricacies of climatic processes. The level of presentation will meet the needs of specialists, university students, and educated laypersons. A successor to the 1986 Encyclopedia of Climatology, this compendium provides a clear explanation of current knowledge and research directions in modern climatology. This new encyclopedia emphasizes climatological developments that have evolved over the past twenty years. It offers more than 200 informative articles prepared by 150 experts on numerous subjects, ranging from standard areas of study to the latest research studies. The relationship between climatology and both physical and social science is fully explored, as is the significance of climate for our future well-being. The information is organized for speedy access. Entries are conveniently arranged in alphabetical order, thoroughly indexed, and cross-referenced. Every entry contains useful citations to additional source materials. The Editor John E. Oliver is Professor Emeritus at Indiana State University. He holds a B.Sc. from London University, and a MA and Ph.D from Columbia University. He taught at Columbia University and then at Indiana State where he was formerly Chair of the Geography-Geology Department, and Assoc iate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. He has written many books and journal articles in Climatology, Applied Climatology and Physical Geography.
Author: Robin McIlveen
Publisher: Psychology Press
An introduction to the behaviour and mechanisms of the lower atmosphere which aims to fill a gap between texts describing meteorological behaviour with no account of the mechanisms, and others which tackle the theoretical framework but assume readers are already familiar with atmospheric behaviour.
Author: Sam White,Christian Pfister,Franz Mauelshagen
This handbook offers the first comprehensive, state-of-the-field guide to past weather and climate and their role in human societies. Bringing together dozens of international specialists from the sciences and humanities, this volume describes the methods, sources, and major findings of historical climate reconstruction and impact research. Its chapters take the reader through each key source of past climate and weather information and each technique of analysis; through each historical period and region of the world; through the major topics of climate and history and core case studies; and finally through the history of climate ideas and science. Using clear, non-technical language, The Palgrave Handbook of Climate History serves as a textbook for students, a reference guide for specialists and an introduction to climate history for scholars and interested readers.
Author: Michael Allaby
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A single-volume reference provides the latest research on Earth's fragile ecosystems and climate shift and includes coverage of the world's oceans, landforms, weather, and resources.
Author: Fuqing Zhang,John Pyle,Gerald R. North,Professor in the Department of Meteorology Gerald R North
Publisher: Academic Press
Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition is an authoritative resource covering all aspects of atmospheric sciences, including both theory and applications. With more than 320 articles and 1,600 figures and photographs, this revised version of the award-winning first edition offers comprehensive coverage of this important field. The six volumes in this set contain broad-ranging articles on topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction. The Encyclopedia is an ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences. It is written at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Covers all aspects of atmospheric sciences-including both theory and applications Presents more than 320 articles and more than 1,600 figures and photographs Broad-ranging articles include topics such as atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemical cycles, boundary layers, clouds, general circulation, global change, mesoscale meteorology, ozone, radar, satellite remote sensing, and weather prediction An ideal resource for academia, government, and industry in the fields of atmospheric, ocean, and environmental sciences
How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth
Author: Tim Flannery
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy executives around the world. Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet. This edition includes a new afterword by the author. “An authoritative, scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life, clarity, and intelligence.” —The Washington Post
Publisher: Parragon Incorporated
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Provides an overview of weather, looking at the what, when, where, and how of everything young readers need to know about weather.
Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge
Author: Kirstin Dow,Thomas E. Downing
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. Children can learn where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire younger readers to think about their own place in the world. With superb artwork and straightforward text, plus all the exciting First Reference features such as buttons and quizzes, the DK First Earth Encyclopedia makes it all simple to understand.
Author: Stephen H. Schneider
Publisher: Island Press
Category: Political Science
Questions surrounding the issue of climate change are evolving from "Is it happening?" to "What can be done about it?" The primary obstacles to addressing it at this point are not scientific but political and economic; nonetheless a quick resolution is unlikely.Ignorance and confusion surrounding the issue -- including a lack of understanding of climate science, its implications for the environmand society, and the range of policy options available -- contributes to the political morass over dealing with climate change in which we find ourselves. Climate Change Policy addresses that situation by bringing together a wide range of new writings from leading experts that examine the many dimensions of the topics mimportant in understanding climate change and policies to combat it. Chapters consider: climate science in historical perspective analysis of uncertainties in climate science and policy the economics of climate policy North-South and intergenerational equity issues the role of business and industry in climate solutions policy mechanisms including joint implementation, emissions trading, and the so-called clean developmmechanism Regardless of the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, the issues raised in that debate will persist as new climate protection regimes emerge; this volume treats mof those topics. Tying the chapters together is a shared conclusion that climate change is a real and serious problem, and that we as a society have an obligation not merely to adapt to it but to mitigate it in whatever intelligways we can develop. Cost-effectiveness is not disdained, but neither is the imperative for valuing species threatened by rapid climate change.
Author: David J. Wishart
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have