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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book on Subject, 21 Jan 2007
This review is from: The Rough Guide to Climate Change (Rough Guides Reference Titles) (Paperback)
The Rough Guide to Climate Change is very good introduction to the most serious issues facing the human race. This book is science-based and succeeds in explaining the current situation with background information along with possible solutions. The guide looks at: visible symptoms of change from a warming planet; how global warming works; the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years; what computer simulations of climate reveal about our past, present, and future; the sceptics: Who are they? What are their grounds for disagreeing with the crowd? Battle of the titans: the oil industry vs the global commons; global warming in the media: A review of the last few decades; global solutions: What governments and scientists are doing to try and solve the problem; and lots more. The guide also includes lifestyle advice and tips for consumers who want to make a difference in tomorrow's climate, and comes complete with a glossary of websites for further information. Written in an easy to understand way, by a scientist who has a deep knowledge of the subject and practices what he preaches - he is a keen cyclist and you will be surprised to learn is American.
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