1379 pages, 2-volume set, 33 b/w illus, 300 figs, 95 maps
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary reference source on the natural and human-made changes in the earth's physical, biological, and chemical systems. The 300 original articles and many illustrations present the full range of interactions between technological, political, and economic forces and the state of the planet.
An excellent resource that covers an extremely broad range of topics concerning humanity's impact on Earth's climate...well-written and highly informative Choice
MORE THAN 320 ENTRIES WILL FALL WITHIN THE MAJOR CATEGORIES SET OUT BELOW. HOWEVER, ALL ENTRIES WILL BE ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY IN THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA; EARTH SYSTEMS: EARTH HISTORY AND THE NATURE OF GEOLOGICAL CHANGE; GEOMORPHOLOGICAL CHANGE; THE CHANGING ATMOSPHERE; THE CHANGING HYDROSPHERE; THE CHANGING BIOSPHERE; DYNAMICS OF COUPLED EARTH SYSTEMS; CLIMATE CHANGE; CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS SOURCES AND IMPACTS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION; ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION; WATER PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION AND QUALITY; CHANGING LAND USE; CHANGING BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES OF CONTINENTS AND OCEANS; POPULATION CHANGES, AIR QUALITY; FOOD SUPPLY; THE CHANGING FACE OF DISEASE; ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE; POLITICAL IMPACTS OF GLOBAL CHANGE MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: DATA GATHERING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES; DATA ANALYSIS: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES; SYSTEM MODELLING: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES HUMAN RESPONSES TO GLOBAL CHANGE; ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS; ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS; THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; THE STRUCTURE OF SOCIOLOGY OF GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH; INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES AND AGREEMENTS; POLICIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
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