Bolti ár: 3590 Ft
Internetes ár: 3231 Ft (10% kedvezmény)
Kiadás éve: 2013
Kiadó: Oxford University Press
Sorozat: Very Short Introductions
A wide-ranging look at all aspects of the global climate system
Discusses the relationship and differences between climate and weather
Looks at the origins of our modern climate system, as well as climates of the past
Considers how climate has affected human settlements and life on Earth
Looks at climate change and what is being done about it
Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series
In this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it.
Table of Contents
1: What is climate?
2: Climate, atmosphere, and oceans
3: Weather versus climate
4: Origins of the modern climate system
5: Climate and life
6: Climate cooling
7: Climate and civilization
8: Future climate change
9: Fixing climate
Mark Maslin, Professor of Geography at UCL and Director of the Environment Institute. He is also the author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction.
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