Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History, Volume 1

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Brian Black
ABC-CLIO, 2013 - Science - 1774 pages

This book provides a holistic consideration of climate change that goes beyond pure science, fleshing out the discussion by considering cultural, historical, and policy-driven aspects of this important issue.

* Contributions from more than 100 experts

* Excerpts from reports from international organizations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

* Transcripts of speeches from world leaders on the climate change issue

* Sidebars on the "climate-history connection" explore the possible links between climate and key events through history, such as the Classical Maya collapse

* Essential, annotated primary sources

* Quotes from policy makers, scientists, eyewitnesses to climate change, and social and cultural leaders

 

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Contents

AD Entries
1
Volume 2
434
List of Entries
434
EG Entries
435
Volume 3
840
List of Entries
840
HS Entries
841
Volume 4
1316
List of Entries
1316
TW Entries
1317
Appendices
1445
General Bibliography
1651
About the Editors and Contributors
1695
Index
1711
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Brian C. Black, PhD, is head of the Division of Arts and Humanities and professor in the departments of History and Environmental Studies at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, PA.

David M. Hassenzahl, PhD, is dean of the School of Sustainability and the Environment at Chatham University.

Jennie C. Stephens, PhD, is associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Gary Weisel is professor of physics at Pennsylvania State University, Altoona College, PA. He holds two doctorates, one in Physics from Duke University and one in History of Science from the University of Florida.

Nancy Gift, PhD, is Compton Chair of Sustainability at Berea College, Berea, KY.

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