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by John Houghton

  • Author: John Houghton
  • ISBN: 0521882567
  • ISBN13: 978-0521882569
  • ePub: 1856 kb | FB2: 1909 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4th edition (April 27, 2009)
  • Pages: 456
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 601
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Global Warming: The Complete Briefing ePub download

Of the books that I have read, the skeptical books are of higher quality than the pro-global warming books. John Houghton is a qualified scientist, and he knows this field. The book is filled with cool charts, graphs and photos.

Of the books that I have read, the skeptical books are of higher quality than the pro-global warming books. For some time, I have been looking for a solid statement of the science that supports the Al Gore theory. At first, this book looked like it provided the science that Gore does not. It contains a great deal of information. It is grounded in the scientific literature. Despite this, however, this book is not science.

The book, almost seductively, leads the reader through the essential science behind the issue of climate change. treats the science in a balanced, understandable and rigorous manner. John Stone, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanography Society this book definitely lives up to its t. .

John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it.

John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full colour and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for action on global warming.

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A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry.

A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects.

Global warming and the resulting climate change is one of the most serious environmental problems facing the world community. A world-renowned expert, Sir John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society, before addressing the action that could be taken by governments, by industry and by individuals to mitigate the effects

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John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human . The title of the book "Global Warming - The Complete Briefing" is aptly named, as it is an excellent briefing, or primer, on the subject of global warming.

John Houghton explores the scientific basis of global warming and the likely impacts of climate change on human society in this comprehensive guide to the subject. He then addresses the action that could be taken by governments, industry and individuals to mitigate the effects of global warming. The book avoids the politics of global warming, which can grow tiresome to those of us who actually work in the climate change field.

What kind of world will our grandchildren inherit?'' prods the large, yellow bullet point jumping out from the black background on the back cover of John Houghton's already classic textbook, Global Warming: The Complete Briefing. Students in an undergraduate or first year graduate seminar course--the clear target audience for this book--will come away with little doubt about the answer to this. question: a warmer on. ssentially, this is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process distilled into a textbook.

John Houghton's market-leading textbook is now in full color and includes the latest IPCC findings, making it the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science and impacts of climate change and highlights the need for action on global warming. Is there evidence for climate changing due to human activities? How do we account for recent extremes of weather and climate? Can global electricity provision and transport ever be carbon free? Written by a leading figure at the forefront of action to confront humanity's most serious environmental problem, this undergraduate textbook comprehensively explores these and other issues, allowing students to think through the problem, assess the data and draw conclusions on the action that should be taken, by governments, by industry and by each and every one of us.
Varshav
I give this book five stars because Dr. Houghton provided a very thoroughgoing description of the scientific status of global warming together with a convincing series of very rational and complete rebuttals to all the arguments used by climate change deniers. It is quite readable even though it contains fairly complex science, which is explained in a very understandable way.
Dont_Wory
The title of the book "Global Warming - The Complete Briefing" is aptly named, as it is an excellent briefing, or primer, on the subject of global warming. The book avoids the politics of global warming, which can grow tiresome to those of us who actually work in the climate change field. Instead, the book focuses on the basic science behind global warming, and is a very balanced, non-partisan approach to causes, effects, uncertainties, and potential impacts.

The reading level of the book is college level science, similar to a beginning or intermediate level physical science or meteorology class. If you are looking for an over-all guide to the science of global warming, this is a great book. If you are looking for a less academic, more popular-culture point of view on global warming, look into "Hell and High Water - Global Warming - The Solution and the Politics and What We Should Do" by Joseph Romm for an eminently enjoyable, easily readable guide to some of political and cultural aspects of global warming.
Wizard
Used as a textbook in my college course, this book is well-written and provided excellent information as to the geothermic processes and conditions conducive to life on Earth. It really brought my understanding of climate change to a completely new level.
Jia
Great book. Clear and concise, easy to read.
dermeco
It's a great overview of the challenges we face and the history that has gotten us to this point. Also a good way to have at least a basic understanding of the topic for conversations.
Fordrellador
I have to take immediate issue with the [anonymous] reviews below that claim that this book doesn't address the difference between natural climate cycling and anthropogenic climate change: that difference, in a nutshell, is PRECISELY what this book deals with. Those reviewers never read it, or failed completely to follow its line of reasoning. This is NOT a partisan, political, ideological book. It is simply a guided tour of the science of climate change, revised in 2004. It carefully parses the current research. Read the table of contents [you can click on it at the top of the page] and see that the book is organized around the following inevitable questions: Is climate changing? How much is it changing? How much of that change is caused by people? What are the likely effects, short- and long-term, of these changes? What can we do about it? In the case of climate change, despite all of the political complications that have accrued to what was originally science, these questions are PRECISELY the ones a thinking person needs to ask. To have a book structured around them, referring, as it does, to the best [scientific, independently-refereed] research is a gift. It seems that almost everybody today picks their position on climate change as part of an ideological package-deal: most American conservatives almost automatically disdain the science because the Bush White House and Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter disdain it. Most American progressives almost automatically embrace the NOTION of climate change without actually knowing the science, because Al Gore, et al, have told them to. Both positions, taken in ignorance of the science, are ideolgical and symptomatic of the worst party-line politics. I urge you to read the science. It will take some effort, but that effort is our civic duty. This book has no agenda other than compiling the research and putting it before the reading public in an accessible format.
Olma
The book is well put together with many visuals and to-the-point facts. A good source to learn more on Global Warming and generally the world we inhabit.
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