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Climate change, biological and human aspects, Jonathan Cowie

Climate change, biological and human aspects, Jonathan Cowie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Climate change
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Jonathan Cowie
Sub title
biological and human aspects
"This book is about biology and human ecology as they relate to climate change. Let's take it as read that climate change is one of the most urgent and fascinating science-related issues of our time and that you are interested in the subject: for if you were not you would not be reading this now. Indeed, there are many books on climate change but nearly all, other than the voluminous Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports, tend to focus on a specialist aspect of climate, be it weather, palaeoclimatology, modelling and so forth. Even books relating to biological dimensions of climate change tend to be specialist, with a focus that may relate to agriculture, health or palaeoecology. These are, by and large, excellent value provided that they cover the specialist ground which readers seek. However, the biology of climate change is so broad that the average life-sciences student, or specialist seeking a broader context in which to view their own field, has difficulty in finding a wide-ranging review of the biology and human ecology of climate change. Non-bioscience specialists with an interest in climate change (geologists, geographers, atmospheric chemists, etc.) face a similar problem"
Table Of Contents
An introduction to climate change -- Principal indicators of past climates -- Past climate change -- The Oligocene to the Quaternary : climate and biology -- Present climate and biological change -- Current warming and likely future impacts -- The human ecology of climate change -- Sustainability and policy
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