Publisher description for Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change / S. George Philander, editor.


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The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes.

Key Features
Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming
Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change
Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change
Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences
Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries.
READER'S GUIDE
Atmospheric Sciences Climate climate and Society Climate Change, Effects Climate Feedbacks Climate Models Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Glaciology Government and International Agencies Institutions Studying Climate Change Oceanography Paleo-Climates People Programs And Conventions


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Global warming -- Encyclopedias.
Climatic changes -- Encyclopedias.