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Adapting to climate change : thresholds, values, governance

Author: W Neil Adger; Irene Lorenzoni; Karen L O'Brien
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Adapting to climate change is a critical problem facing humanity. This involves reconsidering our lifestyles, and is linked to our actions as individuals, societies and governments. This book presents the latest science and social science research on whether the world can adapt to climate change. --publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Neil Adger; Irene Lorenzoni; Karen L O'Brien
ISBN: 9780521182515 0521182514
OCLC Number: 671466211
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: 2009.
Description: xv, 514 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Adapting to thresholds in physical and ecological systems --
The role of values and culture in adaptation --
Governance, knowledge and technologies for adaptation.
Responsibility: edited by W. Neil Adger, Irene Lorenzoni, Karen L. O'Brien.

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