Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Climate Process and Change

Climate Process and Change

textbook
  • Date Published: December 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521484404

Paperback

Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback


Request inspection copy

Lecturers may request a copy of this title for inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • This is the first major textbook to encompass the true complexity of climate change. Whilst 'greenhouse' warming dominates most of the literature, Ted Bryant presents numerous reasons for the observed climate change of the past century. He argues that changes in climate, more dramatic than those of the last 150 years, have been a predominant aspect of the Earth's climate over the past two million years. Bryant highlights human impacts on climate other than 'greenhouse' gases, including sulphate air pollutants, dust and urban heat islands. He also explains the natural components forcing climate change. Bryant presents, in simple terms, the processes that drive the Earth's present climate system. He outlines the nature and reasons for temperature fluctuations over millennia, including recent human-induced climate change. Finally, he discusses the impact of climate change upon human health and the world's ecosystems.

    • Bryant has a track record as a textbook author with his highly successful Natural Hazards
    • examines historical climate change, and the effect of sulphates, dust, urban 'heat islands', in addition to greenhouse warming
    • looks at impacts of climate change on health and ecosystems
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'The book is clearly written in a style that is relaxed and easy to understand. Diagrams are plentiful, clearly produced and add considerably to the value of the text … It is rare these days to find a book about climate change that is indifferent to the popular simplistic view and detached from impassioned warnings of impending environmental disasters. This is what makes Climate Process and Change different from the plethora of publications on the subject. It should be essential reading for all inquisitive undergraduates who are interested in a balanced treatment of an important subject.' C. R. de Freitas, New Zealand Geographer

    'This is an excellent and welcome contribution for students, reasearchers involved in the study of climatology, and libraries of academic and research institutions … I would strongly recommend this book as a first text in climate processes and change.' Pitta Govinda Rao, Bulletin

    'Edward Bryant has produced a fascinating book, which is targeted at both the general reader and also students studying climatology in university geography and environmental science courses.' Progress in Physical Geography

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521484404
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 12 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 72 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of tables
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    1. Climate history of the Earth and background concepts
    Part I. Processes:
    2. Climatic processes
    3. Scales of heat and mass transfers in the atmosphere
    4. The role of oceans
    Part II. Change:
    5. Scales of climate change: Pleistocene to modern
    6. Causes of climate change
    7. Human effects on climate
    Part III. Impacts:
    8. Health impacts of climate change
    9. Ecosystem impacts of climate change
    10. Epilogue
    Index.

  • Author

    Edward Bryant, University of Wollongong, New South Wales

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×