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

FROM VOLUME 9, NUMBER 7, JULY 1996

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE AND UV


Item #d96jul46

Climate Change and Plants in East Asia, K. Omasa, K. Kai et al., ca 248 pp., 1996, $117 (Springer).

Examines the probable climate changes caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. Shows the importance of analyzing local field data on microclimates, soil environments, snow cover, and productivity of mountain vegetation. Also looks at the effects on rice yield from controlled-environment experiments.


Item #d96jul47

Climate Change and World Food Security (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 37), T.E. Downing, Ed., 670 pp., 1996, $299 (Springer).

Reviews climate fluctuations and the change in food production, trends in world food security, and adaptive responses. Makes predictions of factors such as the incidence and distribution of hunger over the next few decades; the risk and global impacts of climate change on agricultural systems; and the vulnerability of and threats to sustainable agriculture.


Item #d96jul48

Proceedings of the International Conference on Ozone Depletion and Ultraviolet Radiation: Preparing for the Impacts, K.C. Heidorn, B. Torrie, Eds., 1995, $US35 (Skies).

Consists of papers presented at the opening plenary session of the 1994 conference organized by the publisher. Experts on ozone depletion and ultraviolet radiation discussed the question: how deep will the burning go?


Item #d96jul49

The Economic Implications of Climate Change in Britain, M. Parry, R. Duncan, Eds., 208 pp., 1995, £14.95 (Earthscan).

Contains papers from IPCC experts on the projected impacts of global warming and sea level rise on various sectors of the British economy, including agriculture and finance.


Item #d96jul50

Human Ecology and Climate Change: People and Resources in the Far North, D.L. Peterson, D.R. Johnson, Eds., 1995, $49.95 (Taylor & Francis).

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