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Steffen, W. L. (William L.) 1947-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 299 publications in 2 languages and 5,864 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: GE149, 363.7
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Most widely held works about W. L Steffen
 
Most widely held works by W. L Steffen
Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure by W. L Steffen( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused by humans. This book considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global sustainability
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems by Science Conference of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How will the world's vegetation, from 'natural' ecosystems to intensively managed agricultural systems, be affected by changes in land use, the composition of gases in the atmosphere, and climate? This major new book presents a collection of essays by leading authorities who address the current state of knowledge. The chapters bring together the early results of an international scientific research programme designed to answer the following questions: what will happen to our ability to produce food and fibre, and what effects will there be on biological diversity under rapid environmental change? How will these changes to terrestrial ecosystems feed back to further environmental change? Among the special features of the book are descriptions of a dynamic global vegetation model, developing generic crop models and a special section on the emerging discipline of global ecology
Sustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earth by Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flow and transport in the natural environment : advances and applications by W. L Steffen( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This up-to-date survey of the knowledge of flow and transport phenomena in the natural environment by twenty-four world authorities deals with processes in soil, plants and the lower layers of the atmosphere, and with some physically similar transport processes in industry. The main topics concern the transport of water and solutes in soils and porous media; the mechanics of soil erosion by wind and water, processes of energy exchange and mass transfer between plants and the atmosphere; turbulent and convective processes in the atmosphere including wind flow over complex terrain and pollutant dispersal; and processes of filtration and sedimentation. Both theoretical and practical aspects of each topic are discussed
Australia's biodiversity and climate change by W. L Steffen( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate chage, and suggestions on the ways that policy and management can deal with these. Steffen, Australian National University
Challenges of a changing earth : proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001 by W. L Steffen( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thk presents a state-of-the-science overview of global change and its consequences for human societies. It highlights four areas of critical importance-food, water resources, air quality and the carbon cycle-from both science and policy perspectives, and points the way towards the new scientific approaches needed to study the Earth System in the future
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems : the operational plan by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure : executive summary( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrestrial biosphere and global change : implications for natural and managed ecosystems : a synthesis of GCTE and related research by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IGBP northern Eurasia study : prospectus for an integrated global change research project by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions by Katherine Richardson( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, this book ranges from the basic science documenting the need for policy action to the technologies, economic instruments and political strategies that can be employed in response to climate change. Ethical and cultural issues constraining the societal response to climate change are also discussed. This book provides a handbook for those who want to understand and contribute to meeting this challenge. It covers a very wide range of disciplines - core biophysical sciences involved with climate change (geosciences, atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences, ecology/biology) as well as economics, political science, health sciences, institutions and governance, sociology, ethics and philosophy, and engineering. As such it will be invaluable for a wide range of researchers and professionals wanting a cutting-edge synthesis of climate change issues, and for advanced student courses on climate change"--
Himalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990 by W. L Steffen( )

6 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, from the exploits of a brash, young colonial with an early British Himalayan expedition in the 1920s to the coming of age of Australian climbers in the 1980s. The story goes beyond the two remarkable Australian ascents of Mt Everest in 1984 and 1988 to explore the exploits of Australian climbers in the far-flung corners of the high Himalaya. Above all, the book presents a glimpse into the lives - the successes, failures, tragedies, motivations, fears, conflicts, humor, and compassion - themselves to the ultimate limits of survival in the most spectacular and demanding mountain arena of all."--Publisher's description
Egmont : ein Trauerspiel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

5 editions published between 1866 and 1870 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical decade 2013 : climate change science, risks and responses by W. L Steffen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical decade : climate science, risks and responses by W. L Steffen( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this report is to provide up-to-date information on the science of climate change and the implications of this knowledge for societal responses, both for mitigation strategies and for the analysis of and responses to risks that climate change poses for Australia. By contrast to the noisy, confusing 'debate' in the media, within the climate research community our understanding of the climate system continues to advance strongly. The purpose of this update is to review the current scientific knowledge base on climate change, particularly with regard to (i) the underpinning it provides for the formulation of policy and (ii) the information it provides on the risks of a changing climate to Australia
The critical decade extreme weather by W. L Steffen( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Climate Commission brings together internationally renowned climate scientists, as well as policy and business leaders, to provide an independent and reliable source of information about climate change to the Australian public"--Preface
Stronger evidence but new challenges : climate change science 2001-2005 by W. L Steffen( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the IPCC Third Assessment Report (TAR) research has confirmed with stronger evidence the patterns of climate change described in the TAR. In addition, research over the past five years has taken a more systems-oriented approach to climate change, exploring the processes and feedbacks that affect the projections of climate change through the 21st century. A better understanding of the severity and rate of climate change over the coming decades is crucial to assessing the potential impacts on societies and ecosystems, some of which are now observable
The angry summer by W. L Steffen( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure
Alternative Names
Steffen, W.

Steffen, W. 1947-

Steffen, W. L.

Steffen, W. L. 1947-

Steffen, W. (William), 1947-

Steffen, Will.

Steffen, Will 1947-

Steffen, William 1947-

Steffen, William L. 1947-

Will Steffen Climate change scientist

Languages
English (164)

German (7)

Covers
Global change and terrestrial ecosystemsSustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earthAustralia's biodiversity and climate changeChallenges of a changing earth : proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and DecisionsHimalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990