Global Warming

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DK Pub., 2002 - Science - 72 pages
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Big ideas made simple -- six books in an incredible new series that explains important scientific ideas more clearly than ever before. Climate change resulting from an increase in greenhouse gases is perhaps the greatest threat to our planet's future. Here, Fred Pearce examines the causes and dramatic effects, and what can be done to remedy the situation -- before it's too late. This stimulating new series uses an innovative mix of graphics, artwork, and photographs to explain and illuminate the most important scientific topics of the day. Unique in popular science guides, Essential Science uses bright, full-color images to make traditionally "difficult" subjects more accessible. Each title focuses on a scientific or technological topic that is currently provoking debate and is likely to have a widespread impact on our lives. Lively, readable text from top science writers ensures all readers -- from 14+ schoolchildren to academics -- gain a full understanding of the facts and related issues. Under the direction of renowned science writer John Gribbin, expert authors describe, in lively, jargon-free text, the principles and discoveries behind each subject, summarize what is currently known, and predict future issues and trends.

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John Gribbin is series editor to DK's Essential Science. An internationally renowned author, broadcaster, journalist, and research scientist, John Gribbin has a unique capacity for explaining "difficult" scientific subjects to the widest possible audience. His early groundbreaking work on climate change and world food supply was followed by highly acclaimed books on the impact of quantum physics, most notably In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, In Search of the Double Helix, and In Search of the Big Bang. John is currently writing a history of science since the Renaissance.

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