Climate

Climate

The Force That Shapes Our World and the Future of Life on Earth

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Combines sophisticated photography and up-to-date research in a cautionary visual guide to the earth's climate, discussing such topics as the destruction of coral reefs, the near- and distant-future state of ecological health, and the impact of modern lifestyles on global climate.

McMillan Palgrave
Spectacular state-of-the-art imagery and the latest scientific knowledge highlight a breathtaking guide to nature’s most cataclysmic forces.

Encyclopedic in scope and visually stunning, this is the most comprehensive work ever published on the earth’s climate--an awesome force that, at different points in time, has wiped out 95 percent of all living creatures, plunged the world into ice ages, and played a leading role in every stage of human evolution. Climate:
• explains extreme weather-related events, from the destruction of coral reefs in Belize to eroding coastlines in the South Pacific
• presents expert predictions about what is in store for the world’s climate in the short- and long-term future
• demonstrates climate’s devastating force through 630 full-color illustrations, including digitally generated imagery, graphs, diagrams, geographical maps, and satellite photos

Explaining how our modern lifestyles shift the earth’s climate, the authors sound a warning bell: We may be witnessing the beginnings of a mass extinction, caused not by an ice age, asteroids, or volcanoes, but by what might be an even more destructive force--ourselves. And they offer steps we can take before it’s too late to avoid a global disaster.


Holtzbrinck

Spectacular state-of-the-art imagery and the latest scientific knowledge highlight a breathtaking guide to nature's most cataclysmic forces.

Encyclopedic in scope and visually stunning, this is the most comprehensive work ever published on the earth's climate--an awesome force that, at different points in time, has wiped out 95 percent of all living creatures, plunged the world into ice ages, and played a leading role in every stage of human evolution. Climate:
• explains extreme weather-related events, from the destruction of coral reefs in Belize to eroding coastlines in the South Pacific
• presents expert predictions about what is in store for the world's climate in the short- and long-term future
• demonstrates climate's devastating force through 630 full-color illustrations, including digitally generated imagery, graphs, diagrams, geographical maps, and satellite photos

Explaining how our modern lifestyles shift the earth's climate, the authors sound a warning bell: We may be witnessing the beginnings of a mass extinction, caused not by an ice age, asteroids, or volcanoes, but by what might be an even more destructive force--ourselves. And they offer steps we can take before it's too late to avoid a global disaster.



Blackwell North Amer
Climate describes the marvelous and complex workings of Earth's climate systems, from its primordial atmosphere to today's extreme changes in weather, ecology, and environment. Climate systems around the world are being transformed by rising temperatures. Every continent is undergoing alarming changes: melting glaciers, deadly droughts, severe storms, and loss of habitat for plants and animals - and humans. Greenhouse gases heat up the atmosphere, affecting crops and grazing lands, and unleashing deadly diseases. As polar ice caps melt, sea levels rise. Islands become submerged, coastal settlements flooded. Climate addresses the most pressing questions, such as how much carbon dioxide can the atmosphere safely hold? How high will sea levels rise? How will civilization cope with increasingly dangerous weather incidents? Climate will help us understand what must be done today for the sake of our planet tomorrow.

Publisher: London : Rodale, 2005
ISBN: 9781594862885
1594862885
Branch Call Number: 551.6 OCH
551.6 OCH
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm

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