Author Houghton, J. T. (John Theodore), 1931-

Title Global warming : the complete briefing / John T. Houghton
Edition Third edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University, 2004


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  363.73874 Hou/Gwt 2004  AVAILABLE
Description xxx, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents 1. Global warming and climate change -- 2. The greenhouse effect -- 3. The greenhouse gases -- 4. Climates of the past -- 5. Modelling the climate -- 6. Climate change in the twenty-first century and beyond -- 7. The impacts of climate change -- 8. Why should we be concerned? -- 9. Weighing the uncertainty -- 10. A strategy for action to slow and stabilise climate change -- 11. Energy and transport for the future -- 12. The global village
Summary "Global warming and the resulting climate change are among the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing is the most comprehensive guide available to the subject. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects. The first two editions received excellent reviews, and this completely updated new edition will prove to be the best briefing the student or interested general reader could wish for."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 1997
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat Reader
Subject Global warming.
Climatic changes.
Author Ebooks Corporation.
LC no. 2003068735
ISBN 9780521528740
0521528747 paperback
9780521817622 hardback
9781139165044 ebook
Other Titles Global warming : the complete briefing (Houghton : 3rd ed.)