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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1994

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...

  • PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES

Item #d94apr128

Climate-Biosphere Interactions: Biogenic Emissions and Environmental Effects of Climate Change, R.G. Zepp, Ed., 303 pp., May 1994, $95 (Wiley).

Comprises contributions from climatologists, biologists, ecologists, chemists, physicists and modelers, emphasizing applications to agriculture, deforestation, biomass burning and other topics in China. The last chapter recommends further research.


Item #d94apr129

Dimethyl Sulphide: Oceans, Atmospheres and Climate, G. Restelli, G. Angeletti, Eds., 1993 (Kluwer).

Proceedings of an international symposium (Belgirate, Italy, Oct. 1992) organized by the Commission of the European Communities.


Item #d94apr130

Global Changes in the Perspective of the Past, J.A. Eddy, H. Oeschger, Eds., 400 pp., 1993, £80/$128 (Wiley).

Based on a Dahlem Conference (Berlin, Dec. 1991) on the value of studying past climates to help understand the future. Reviewed by S. Bowler, New Scientist, p. 46, Mar. 19, 1994.


Item #d94apr131

Southern Ocean Ecology: The Biomass Perspective, S.Z. El-Sayed, Ed., 412 pp., 1994, £45 (Cambridge). A collection of articles on the findings of the first long-term international research program on the subject.


Item #d94apr132

Environmental Statistics, Assessment, and Forecasting, C.R. Cothern, N.P. Ross, Eds., 432 pp., Jan. 1994, $95/$114 outside U.S. (Lewis).

Includes sampling methodologies, statistical analytical techniques, modeling, geographic information systems, and problems involved in forecasting the future.


Item #d94apr133

Palaeoclimates and Their Modelling, J.R.L. Allen, B.J. Hoskins et al., Eds., 160 pp., Apr. 1994, £35 (Chapman & Hall).

Integrates meteorological and geological approaches to review climate modeling and research. Uses the Mesozoic Era to attempt a prediction of the effect of global warming.


Item #d94apr134

Ultraviolet Radiation in Antarctica: Measurements and Biological Effects, C.S. Weiler, P.A. Penhale, Eds., 256 pp., 1994 (AGU).

Topics include the U.S. monitoring network, amplification factors, mapping methods, the role of clouds, and tolerance mechanisms in marine organisms.


Item #d94apr135

Environmental UV Photobiology, A.R. Young, L.O. Björn et al., Eds., 479 pp., 1993, £125.50 (Plenum). Presents current knowledge of effects of ultraviolet radiation on terrestrial and aquatic life.


Item #d94apr136

Modelling Change in Environmental Systems, A.J. Jakeman, M.B. Beck, M.J. McAleer, Eds., 606 pp., Nov. 1993, £59.95/$95.95 (Wiley).

Addresses concepts and principles and explores the scientific achievements of environmental modeling in key areas of the natural sciences. Assesses limitations of modeling in predicting the effects of environmental change.


Item #d94apr137

Methanogenesis: Ecology, Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics, J.G. Ferry, Ed., 536 pp., 1993, £60/$75 (Chapman & Hall).

Discusses methanogens, microorganisms that derive energy and produce methane by degrading organic matter in anaerobic conditions. Reviewed by D. Archer, Nature, pp. 604-605, Feb. 17, 1994.


Item #d94apr138

Exchange Processes at the Land Surface for a Range of Space and Time Scales, H.-J. Bolle, R.A. Feddes, J.D. Kalma, Eds., 626 pp., July 1993, $80 (IAHS).

The proceedings of a symposium (Yokohama, Japan, July 1993) that includes papers on IGBP's program Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle, and UNESCO's program on the interface processes of water transport through the atmosphere-vegetation-soil systems.


Item #d94apr139

Atmospheric Remote Sensing by Microwave Radiometry, M.A. Janssen, Ed., 572 pp., 1993, $95/£79 (Wiley). Reviewed by T. Wilheit, Science, pp. 773-774, Oct. 29, 1993.

Topics include observation of atmospheric gases and hydrometeors.


Item #d94apr140

Primary Productivity and Biogeochemical Cycles in the Sea, P.G. Falkowski, A.D. Woodhead, Eds., 550 pp., 1992, $125 (Plenum).

Contains 24 chapters by individual researchers giving recent findings, based on a conference held at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1991. Reviewed by C.A. Suttle, Limnol. & Oceanog., p. 1588, Nov. 1993.


Item #d94apr141

The Image Processing Handbook, J.C. Russ, 484 pp., 1992, $89.95/$105 outside U.S. (CRC).

Covers many processing and enhancement methods for maximizing the quality of visual information. Includes tomography, binary images, 3-D imaging.

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