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The rough guide to climate change

Author: Robert Henson; Duncan Clark
Publisher: London : Rough Guides, [2006]
Series: Rough Guides reference guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing our planet. ... lays out the facts and assesses the options - global and personal - for dealing with the threat of a warming world"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Henson, Robert, 1960-
Rough guide to climate change.
London : Rough Guides, 2006
(OCoLC)698423101
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Henson; Duncan Clark
ISBN: 9781843537113 1843537117
OCLC Number: 68772464
Notes: "This first edition published September 2006"--Preliminary page.
Awards: Shortlisted for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2007.
Description: x, 341 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The basics : global warming in a nutshell. Climate change : a primer : key questions and answers ; The greenhouse effect : how global warming works ; Who's responsible? : which countries, regions and activities are warming the world --
pt. 2. The symptoms : what's happening now, and what might happen in the future. Extreme heat : too hot to handle ; Floods & droughts : two sides of a catastrophic coin ; The big melt : climate change in overdrive ; Oceans : aproblem on the rise ; Hurricanes & other storms : rough waters ; Ecosystems & agriculture : the future of flora, fauna and farming --
pt. 3. The science : how we know what we know about climate change. Keeping track : taking the planet's temperature ; The long view : a walk through climate history ; Circuits of change : modelling the future climate --
pt. 4. Debates & solutions : from spats and spin to saving the planet. A heated debate : how activists, sceptics and industry have battled for column inches and the public mind ; The predicament : can we solve global warming? ; Political solutions : Kyoto and beyond ; Technological solutions : energy, engineering and efficiency ; What you can do : reducing your carbon footprint and lobbying for action --
pt. 5. Resources : climate change books and websites.
Series Title: Rough Guides reference guides.
Other Titles: Climate change
Responsibility: written by Robert Henson ; edited and designed by Duncan Clark.
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A guide to one of the most pressing problems facing humanity. It looks at visible symptoms of change from a warming planet; how global warming works; the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5  Read more...

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