Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, 2009 - Nature - 192 pages
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Global warming is arguably the most critical and controversial issue facing the world in the twenty-first century. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and accessible explanation of the key topics in the debate: looking at the predicted impact of climate change, exploring the political controversies of recent years, and explaining the proposed solutions. Fully updated for 2008, Mark Maslin's compelling account brings the reader right up to date, describing recent developments from US policy to the UK Climate Change Bill, and where we now stand with the Kyoto Protocol. He also includes a chapter on local solutions, reflecting the now widely held view that, to mitigate any impending disaster, governments as well as individuals must to act together. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Review: Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Gabriel - Goodreads

Too much detail in all the wrong places, too little detail that actually helps introduce a novice reader to the complicated scientific theories underlying current thinking on global climate change ... Read full review

Review: Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Very short and very, very dry. I read this in an attempt to put the hype behind me and try to get better acquainted with what the science actually says. Please don't ask me to explain global warming ... Read full review

About the author (2009)


Mark Maslin is Associate Professor at the Environmental Change Research Center in the Department of Geography at the University of London.