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    DescriptionIn this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it. 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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    Climate: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark A. Maslin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 114 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199641130
    ISBN 10: 0199641137

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RBP
    DC22: 551.6, 551.5
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    BISAC V2.8: NAT036000
    Libri: ENGM4530
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26620
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A58600000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600
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    Libri: KLIM2000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI092000
    DC23: 551.5
    LC classification: QC863.4 .M324 2013
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    Illustrations note
    10 black and white line drawings
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    24 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mark Maslin is Professor of Geography at University College London and Director of the Environment Institute. He is the author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction.
    Table of contents
    1. What is climate? ; 2. Climate, atmosphere, and oceans ; 3. Weather versus climate ; 4. Origins of the modern climate system ; 5. Climate and life ; 6. Climate cooling ; 7. Climate and civilization ; 8. Future climate change ; 9. Fixing climate