By: Peter Bunyard
254 pages, Illus, figs, tabs
Gives a clear overall picture of climte from its origins to the present day, comparing the cause and effect of natural changes with human influences.
'This book needs to be read, to be bought, or ordered from the local library.' -- Y Fignn Cymmis, Winter 1999 'Peter Bunyard has waded through a morass of information about how the climate system works and has communicated the key ideas in a style which is engaging, illuminating, succinct and accessible to non-scientists. This book is a very good place to start if you are beginning to explore the Earth system and our impact upon it.' -- Stephen Harding, Resurgence, October 2000 'Gives a clear overall picture of climate from its origins to the present day, comparing the cause and effect of natural changes with human influences. Almost anyone seeking a guide to climate science, in plain language that is clear and well-structured but does not shy away from complexities, will find what they need in this book. Even if you think you know quite a bit already, here is almost everything you ever wanted to know but were too afraid to ask.' -- Caspar Henderson, The Ecologist, October 2000 'Sobering and well-informed. The value of the book is that it gives a complete overview of climate as a whole, so that the reader can clearly understand how human activities have impacted on planetary systems, including the balancing act performed by oceanic currents and tropical forests. Essential reading in this field.' -- Scientific and Medical Network Review, December 1999
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