256 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs
Introductory text looking at the main scientific underpinnings of climate change and covering its ecological, economic and social effects. Examines the latest scientific findings without any advanced technical knowledge. Goes beyond a description of changes in the physical environment to consider the broader issues of ecological, economic and human effects of climate change. Explains: the causes and effects of climate change from a natural and human environment perspective; mitigation options and policies that could reduce the impacts of climate change; global impacts - with case studies taken from North America, Europe, Australasia and elsewhere.
...Each chapter of the book is well illustrated with case studies... (The Holocene, Vol.14 No.6 2004) " ... valuable contribution to the literature on climate change ... achieve its aim of providing a comprehensive coverage of an enormous subject ..." (International Journal of Climatology, January 2006)
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