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Climate Change A Multidisciplinary Approach

by William James Burroughs

Climate Change A Multidisciplinary Approach Synopsis

Providing a concise, up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole, this new edition has been thoroughly updated and extended to include the latest information. The text describes the components of the global climate, considers how the many elements of climate combine to define its behaviour, and reviews how climate change is measured. The author discusses how the causes of climate change can be related to the evidence of change, and modelled to predict future changes. This book is ideally suited for introductory courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science, geography, agriculture and social science. It contains review questions at the end of each chapter to enable readers to monitor their understanding of the materials covered. This book should appeal to an audience with a keen interest in all aspects of the climate change debate.

Climate Change A Multidisciplinary Approach Press Reviews

'... a recommended read for the informed layman and student seeking a wider background in this topical but complex field.' Grant Bigg, Weather 'The book is well written, contains practically no mathematics and yet manages to explain, in a clear and attractive style, the subtleties of the subject ... I recommend it to everybody interested in the climate of our earth.' Michael Hantel, Meteoroligsche Zeitschrift '... the book enthusiastically achieves its aims of not oversimplifying but explaining the complexities of what is well established and unknown about the climate system for a wider audience ...' Claire Goodess, International Journal of Climatology 'Burroughs is to be congratulated for having written a serious and up-to-date book that competently surveys many highly technical aspects of modern climate science but manages to do so in a non-mathematical manner.' American Meteorological Society ...an excellent synthesis of current knowledge of the climate system and past and present climates. ... This book will become an oft-cited reference for climate researchers and students, and should be essential reading for politicians and managers involved in issues of climate change. ...presents the basics surrounding climate change in a simple way while pointing out the complexity of climate-data collection, processing, and interpretation. Burroughs must be congratulated on this achievement. This new edition gives readers an up-to-date and appealing reference that provides a scholarly foundation for improving our understanding of climate change and its future economic and political implications. - Raphael Wust, Oceanography Praise of the First Edition: The book is best appreciated by those with an understanding of science, particularly earth sciences, and will be of interest to many following the climate change discussions. American Meteorological Society, October 2001 Burroughs is to be congratulated for having written a serious and up-to-date book that competently surveys many highly technical aspects of modern climate science but manages to do so in a nonmathematical manner. American Meteorlogical Society, June 2002

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521870153
Publication date: 15th November 2007
Author: William James Burroughs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 390 pages
Categories: Meteorology & climatology, Climate change,

About William James Burroughs

William Burroughs is a professional science writer, and has published many books on weather and climate including Climate Change in Prehistory, Does the Weather Really Matter?, Weather Cycles, The Climate Revealed, and Watching the World's Weather (all with Cambridge University Press). In 2005 he received the Michael Hunt Award from the Royal Meteorological Society for his work in popularizing meteorology.

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