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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1996

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
IMPACTS ON AGRICULTURE


Item #d96jan63

Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Rice Production in Asia, R.B. Matthews, M.J. Kropff et al., Eds., 304 pp., 1995, $90/£49.95 (CAB Intl.).

The result of collaboration between the Intl. Rice Res. Inst. and the U.S. Environ. Protection Agency. The book quantifies the impact of climate change on rice production using crop simulation models and integrates existing knowledge of the effects of increased levels of CO2 and temperature. Provides detailed scenarios for major rice-producing countries.


Item #d96jan64

Food, Climate and Carbon Dioxide: The Global Environment and World Food Production, S. Wittwer, 1995, $69.96 (CRC Press).

Emphasizes the effects on crops of economic value, especially food crops that stand between people and starvation. Based on scientific studies, but the terminology is accessible to a broad audience. Concludes that the global warming policy debate should not ignore the considerable positive benefits that could result from elevated CO2. Extensively referenced, with a lengthy, 31-page bibliography.


Item #d96jan65

Climate Change and Agriculture: Analysis of Potential International Impacts (ASA Spec. Pub. 59), C. Rosenzweig, J.T. Ritchie et al., Eds., 382 pp., 1995, $34/$28 SSSA members (SSSA).

Covers systematic interdisciplinary and international studies.

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