A classic in the field, Atmosphere, Weather and Climate 9th Edition continues to be an indispensable source for all those studying the earth’s atmosphere and world climate, whether from environmental and earth sciences, geography, ecology, agriculture, hydrology, or related disciplinary perspectives.
Features new to this edition include:
Extended and updated treatment of atmospheric models
Final chapter on climate variability and change has been completely rewritten to take account of the IPCC 2007 scientific assessment.
New four-color text design featuring over 30 color plates
Over 360 diagrams have been redrawn in full color to improve clarity and aid understanding
The book's pedagogic value is enhanced by several features: learning points at the opening of each chapter and discussion topics at their ending, boxes on topical subjects and on 20th century advances in the field.
This book presents a comprehensive introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this ninth edition retains its tried and tested structure while incorporating recent...
Published September 27th 2009 by Routledge
Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster, 5th Edition
The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge material from the physical and social sciences to demonstrate how natural and human...
Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge
Sustainable and Adaptive Management of Rivers
Water is newsworthy: there is, or will be, a world water crisis. Aggravated by climate change, we are approaching the limits of human exploitation of freshwater resources, notably in growing essential food. The complexities and uncertainties associated with improving our management of fresh water...
Published September 17th 2008 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environmental Science
The coast represents the crossroads between the oceans, land and atmosphere, and all three contribute to the physical and ecological evolution of coastlines. Coasts are dynamic systems, with identifiable inputs and outputs of energy and material. Changes to input force coasts to respond, often in...
Published September 4th 2008 by Routledge