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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY
Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses, I.
Mintzer (Stockholm Environ. Inst.), Ed., 324 pp., 1992, $80 hbk./$34.95 pbk.
(Cambridge). Discounted through Nov. 30, 1992. Summarizes in 25 papers the
scientific findings of Working Group I of the IPCC. While acknowledging
uncertainties, they challenge and expand upon existing views of how climate
change should be tackled.
Late Quarternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human
Perspectives, M. Bell, M.J.C. Walker, 273 pp., 1992, $39.95 (Longman--UK;
A geologist and an archeologist provide a unique treatment of both natural
and anthropogenically-induced changes in the landscape of the temperate zone,
and their interactions, during the recent geologic past through the present.
Generously illustrated; aimed at several disciplines including archeology,
environmental science, geography, geology and history. The final chapter
concerns global warming.
A Change in the Weather--African Perspectives on Climatic Change,
S.H. Ominde, C. Juma, Eds., 202 pp., $18 (ACTS, Nairobi). Clearly spells out the
implications of climate change for the poor of the world, using a global
perspective. Reviewed by J. Gribbin in New Scientist, p. 45, Aug. 29,
Global Warming, G. Foley, 50 pp., £6.95 (Panos). Written for
a general readership in the developed world, emphasizing that the poor of the
world will suffer the worst consequences as a result of the developed world's
high living. Reviewed ibid., and in Our Planet, 4(2), p.
Hydrology for the Water Management of Large Rivers, F.H.M. van de
Ven, D. Gutknecht et al., Eds., 400 pp., 1991 (IAHS). Contains 37 papers from a
symposium (Vienna, Aug. 1991) divided among four major topics, one of which is
flow regimes and water management in relation to changes in climate, river
development and land use.
Global Warming and Biological Diversity, R.L. Peters, T.E.
Lovejoy, Eds., 386 pp., $45, 1992 (Yale).
Global climate change threatens extinction of plants and animals which might
hold the key to curing disease. Considers the effects of global warming on
ecosystems and suggests policy changes and ways to concentrate resources and
conservation efforts where most needed.
The Heavens Are Falling: The Scientific Prediction of Catastrophes in
Our Time, W.J. Karplus, 320 pp., 1992, $24.95 (Plenum). Assesses arguments
over ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, nuclear radiation, acid rain and
earthquakes. Shows how to bring a trained eye to predictions of disaster.
The Science of Global Change: The Impact of Human Activity on the
Environment (ACS Symp. Ser. 483), D.A. Dunnett, R.J. O'Brien, Eds., 506 pp.,
Written for the nonspecialist using an interdisciplinary approach; explores
the interaction among elements of the global environment, emphasizing those
components that affect the health and stability of the biosphere. Covers the
global carbon cycle and climate change, and global environmental chemistry
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