320 pages, Illustrations
Climate change and air quality are two of the most pressing issues facing mankind. This book gives undergraduate and graduate students and professionals working in the science and policy of pollution, climate change and air quality a broad and up-to-date account of our understanding of the processes that occur in the atmosphere, how these are changing as our relentless use of natural resources continues and what effects these changes are having on the Earth's climate and the quality of the air we breath.
Written by an international team of experts, this text gives an excellent overview of our current understanding of the state of the Earth's atmosphere and how it is changing. It is an invaluable resource for students, teachers and professionals.
Overall, this book offers a comprehensive overview of many important subjects in atmospheric sciences that are interesting to environmental scientists. It makes a worthwhile addition to your shelf for a quick reference if you seek a general understanding of those topics. (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 1 October 2010) "Hewitt and Jackson have succeeded admirably in presenting a cogent and thoughtful book... This volume is a pleasure." (The Quarterly Review of Biology, December 2009) "With magnificent detail describing the links between atmosphere and environment, the book is a valuable reference for understanding current climate science and the debate on climate change." (Drug and Alcohol Review, September 2009)
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