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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 12, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1999
RECENT BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS
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European Forests and Global Change: The Likely Impacts of Rising CO2
and Temperature, P. G. Jarvis and A. M. Aitken (Eds.), 398 pp., 1998,
$100.00, hbk (Cambridge University Press).
This work describes how major European tree species respond to
experimentally manipulated environmental conditions, specifically
temperature, precipitation, and atmospheric CO2 concentration.
The effects of changes in these variables on photosynthesis, respiration,
and development are described, and the results are used to model the
likely responses of European forests to the predicted changes in climate.
The model results indicate that different tree species will differ
significantly in their responses to increases in CO2 and
Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change, G. P. Brasseur, J. J.
Orlando, and G. S. Tyndall (Eds.), 688 pp., 1999, $75.00, hbk (Oxford
This work examines the chemical processes in the atmosphere, focusing on
global-scale problems and their role in the evolution of the Earth system.
Topics include the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological
processes that affect the atmospheric composition; the chemical mechanisms
that affect the production and the fate of important chemical compounds;
and the techniques used to investigate the chemical processes in the
atmosphere. It concludes with discussions on global problems related to
the atmosphere (stratospheric ozone depletion, changes in greenhouse
gases, and global chemical pollution), the relationship between the
atmosphere and the global climate, and the long-term chemical evolution of
the atmosphere. It is intended for graduate courses in atmospheric
chemistry and atmospheric science and serves as a practical reference book
Ice Physics and the Natural Environment, NATO ASI Series I: Global
Environmental Change. Vol. 56, J. S. Wettlaufer, J. G. Dash, and N.
Untersteiner (Eds.), 355 pp., 1999, $198.00, hbk (Springer).
This volume explores ice phenomena, ranging from microphysics to its
largest size scales and manifestations. It begins with the fundamental
molecular basis for the environmentally ubiquitous and yet still
scientifically challenging melting and freezing transitions, builds the
microscopic foundations for nucleation and growth, and develops the
implications of these phenomena as they impact a hierarchy of
environmental problems, such as the influence of snow and ice cover on the
global climate, the role of stratospheric ice in ozone destruction, the
economic effects of frost heave on roads and engineered structures, and
the consequences of freezing in environmental damage. These phenomena are
studied from the perspectives of different disciplines, including
astronomy, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, engineering, geology,
geophysics, oceanography, physics, and applied mathematics. It is intended
Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century, IV, C.
Borrego and L. Sucharov (Eds.), 636 pp., 1998, $295.00, hbk (WIT
Urban transport is the largest source of anthropogenic greenhouse gases.
This book covers the latest developments in urban-transport research and
its environmental aspects, such as air and noise pollution and economic
and social impacts. It covers traffic simulation, forecasting, project
finance, traffic management, and review studies from around the world. It
contains 58 papers presented at the Fourth International Conference on
Urban Transport and the Environment for the 21st Century, which was held
in Lisbon, Portugal, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 1998.
Additional Reviews of Previous Entries
Ecological Geography of the Sea, Alan Longhurst, 398 pp., 1998,
$79.95, hbk (Academic).
Reviewed by Sharon Smith in Science 283, 180-181 (Jan.
8, 1999) who called the work a masterful and stimulating book. ...
Longhurst beautifully shows us that the pelagic ecology of many ocean
regions can be understood using a few fundamental concepts [by] everyone
from the specialist to the layman. [It is] a wonderful text for teaching
... the intellectual successor to The Oceans.
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