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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 Ni. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are w 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.
- Author BiographyMark Maslin, Professor of Geography at UCL and Director of the Environment Institute. He is also the author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction.
- Author(s)Mark A. Maslin
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication27/06/2013
- SubjectPopular Science
- Series TitleVery Short Introductions
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note10 black and white line drawings
- Weight136 g
- Width114 mm
- Height174 mm
- Spine10 mm
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