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Climate: Into the 21st Century

Edited By: William Burroughs

240 pages, 50 Illus,350 figs,25 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Jul 2003 | #128061 | ISBN: 0521792029
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About this book

The World Meteorology Organization draws on an unrivalled selection of leading experts to provide a balanced and global coverage of climate issues, identifying the most arresting examples of climate events, their impact on peoples lives, and how we can face the future challenges of climate change.

'There are remarkably few books that provide a bridge between the weather we experience and the scary predictions for future climates. Climate fills the gap. It explains, in coffee-table-book-sized chunks, the world's climate system and provides an excellent analysis of the growing climatic variability of the 20th century, before heading into the future ! There is probably no more complete, single popular volume on where we are with our weather.' Fred Pearce, New Scientist '! history, handbook, course text, popular science and polemic all rolled into 240 pages of beautifully illustrated narrative, everything presented in colourful and digestible two-page chunks. Could anyone communicate in just 240 pages the fascinating relationship between climate, history, science and society more clearly and boldly than this?' Times Higher Education Supplement '! an excellent resource on the state of the climate system, where facts and figures on the causes and impacts of major climate events can easily be found.' Weather '! splendid new volume commissioned by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and edited by the hugely experienced William Burroughs ! This is no book for weather anoraks. It is history, handbook, course text, popular science and polemic all rolled into 240 pages of beautifully illustrated narrative, everything presented in colourful and digestible two page chunks. I defy anyone to communicate in just 240 pages the fascinating relationship between climate, history, science and society more clearly and boldly than this.' Times Higher Education Supplement '! an extremely important book that should be on the shelves of anyone who claims the least interest in the subject !'. Journal of Meteorology '! the first beautiful climate change book for the wide public after a long time ! In the decade I have been working on climate change issues, I have not come across a comparable book. it is a must for everybody who has some interest in this field, and I hope the essays will circulate widely.' Climate Change


Contents

Acknowledgements; Foreword; Preface; 1. Our perceptions of climate; 2. The climate system; 3. Impacts of varying climate; 4. Climate for a better society; 5. The century ahead; Appendices; Picture credits; Maps; Glossary; Acronyms; Chemical symbols, conversion factors and units; Index.

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Biography

William Burroughs is a professional science writer and has published 8 books on aspects of the world's climate and weather.

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