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Methane and Climate Change

Edited By: David Reay, Pete Smith and Andre van Amstel

272 pages, illus


Hardback | May 2010 | #184460 | ISBN-13: 9781844078233
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Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is estimated to be responsible for approximately one-fifth of man-made global warming. This book provides the only comprehensive and balanced overview of the current knowledge of sources of methane and how these might be controlled to limit future climate change.

'This book takes a unique and powerful approach to the global methane problem. The organization by the key sources (termites, rice, ruminants etc.) illustrates the global nature of the challenge and directly points the way to novel solutions.' Peter M. Groffman, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, USA


1. Methane Sources and the Global Methane Budget 2. The Microbiology of Methanogenesis 3. Wetlands 4. Geological Methane 5. Termites 6. Vegetation 7. Biomass Burning 8. Rice Cultivation 9. Ruminants 10. Wastewater and Manure 11. Landfill 12. Fossil Energy and Ventilation Air Methane 13. Options for Methane Control 14. Summary Index

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Dave Reay is a senior lecturer in Carbon Management in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of several climate change books and runs the Greenhouse Gas Online web site, which has won several awards. Pete Smith is the Royal Society-Wolfson Professor of Soils & Global Change, in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Andre van Amstel is Assistant Professor in the Dept. Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

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