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

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Works: 97 works in 217 publications in 2 languages and 5,148 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: GE149, 304.2
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Most widely held works by W. L Steffen
Sustainability or collapse? an integrated history and future of people on earth by Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth ( )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure by W. L Steffen ( Book )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,200 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
Australia's biodiversity and climate change by W. L Steffen ( )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate change
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems by Science Conference of the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 501 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
Flow and transport in the natural environment : advances and applications by W. L Steffen ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 237 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
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 )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book 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. The book also summarises recent advances in understanding in global change science: the climate system, global biogeochemistry, land-ocean interactions and changing land cover and the Earth System
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 )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems : the operational plan ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure : executive summary ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions by Katherine Richardson ( )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, for researchers, professionals and advanced students
IGBP northern Eurasia study : prospectus for an integrated global change research project by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes" ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egmont by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( Book )
7 editions published between 1866 and 1870 in German and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about the the fight of Count Egmont (1522-1568) against the Duke of Albe in the seventeenth century Spanish Netherlands. Though under threat of arrest Egmont refuses to run away and give up his ideal of liberty. Imprisoned and abandoned because of the cowardliness of his people and despite the desperate efforts of his mistress Cla╠łrchen he is sentenced to death
Stronger evidence but new challenges : climate change science 2001-2005 by W. L Steffen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 15 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 critical decade : climate science, risks and responses by W. L Steffen ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 14 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 12 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
Himalayan dreaming Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990 by W. L Steffen ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 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
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 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global environmental change and sustainable development in Southeast Asia : science plan for SARCS integrated study by Louis LeBel ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Steffen, W.
Steffen, W. L.
Steffen, W. (William), 1947-
Steffen, Will.
Steffen, Will, 1947-
Steffen, William L., 1947-
Languages
English (124)
German (6)
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