Encyclopedia of Global Change

Encyclopedia of Global Change : Environmental Change and Human Society

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Featuring over 320 original articles by leading scholars, this encyclopedia captures the current knowledge of natural and anthropogenic changes in the physical, chemical, and biological systems and resources, and explores the effects of those on changes on human society. The clearly-written articles cover concepts of global change, earth and earth systems, human factors, resources, responses to global change, agreements and associations, institutions, policies, biographies and case studies. Enhanced by 1,500 charts, diagrams, and other illustrations, extensive cross-references, bibliographies and an index, the encyclopedia links essential knowledge across many fields, including geography, geology, geophysics, atmospheric science, political science, economics, technology, and others, in a resource that is accessible as it is authoritative. Available in print and as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf, It is an essential reference work for students, teachers, researchers, and other professionals seeking to understand any aspect of global change.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1424 pages
  • 236 x 296 x 108mm | 4,821.66g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous halftones, line drawings and maps
  • 0195108256
  • 9780195108255

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An excellent resource that covers an extremely broad range of topics concerning humanity's impact on Earth's climate...well-written and highly informative * Choice *show more

Table of contents

More than 320 entries will fall within the major categories set out below. However, all entries will be arranged alphabetically in the encyclopaedia; Earth Systems: Earth history and the nature of geological change; Geomorphological change; The changing atmosphere; The changing hydrosphere; The changing biosphere; Dynamics of coupled earth systems; Climate change; Changing ecosystems Sources and Impacts of Global Environmental Change: Industrial production and consumption; Energy production and consumption; Water production, consumption and quality; Changing land use; Changing biological resources of continents and oceans; Population changes, Air quality; Food supply; The changing face of disease; Economic impacts of global change; Political impacts of global change ; Measurement and Modelling of Global Environmental Change: Data gathering: Tools and techniques; Data Analysis: Tools and techniques; System Modelling: Tools and techniques Human Responses to Global Change: ; Environmental economics; environmental politics; The impact of science and technology; The structure of sociology of global change research; International congresses and agreements; Policies for a sustainable futureshow more