The Rough Guide to Climate Change


Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405388676
Category: Science
Page: 416
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 3nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options-global and personal-for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes scientific findings that have emerged since the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as background on recent controversies and an updated politics section that reflects post-Copenhagen developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes information on what you can do to help. Now available in epub format.

The Rough Guide To Climate Change


Author: Robert Henson,Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405383836
Category: Travel
Page: 374
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The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 2nd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options- global and personal- for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes new information from the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and an updated politics section to reflect post-Kyoto developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes in-depth information and lifestyle tips about what you can do to help.

The Rough Guide to Climate Change


Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405383178
Category: Science
Page: 416
View: 7442

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The Rough Guide to Climate Change gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing the planet. Cutting a swathe through scientific research and political debate, this completely updated 3rd edition lays out the facts and assesses the options—global and personal—for dealing with the threat of a warming world. The guide looks at the evolution of our atmosphere over the last 4.5 billion years and what computer simulations of climate change reveal about our past, present, and future. This updated edition includes scientific findings that have emerged since the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as background on recent controversies and an updated politics section that reflects post-Copenhagen developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes information on what you can do to help.

The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change


Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society
ISBN: 9781935704737
Category: Nature
Page: 516
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Provides factual information about climate change, including what is happening to the environment now and what may happen in the future, how scientists study climate change, and what ordinary people can do about climate change.

The Rough Guide to The Earth


Author: Martin Ince
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405384492
Category: Science
Page: 304
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From the opening and closing of oceans over millions of years to the overnight reshaping of landscapes by volcanoes, the Earth beneath our feet is constantly changing. The Rough Guide to the Earth explores all aspects of our dynamic planet, from the planet's origins and evolution and the seasons and tides to melting ice caps, glaciers and climate change. Featuring many spectacular images and helpful diagrams, this Rough Guide provides a fascinating and accessible introduction to Earth science.

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis


Author: David Buchan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405388021
Category: Science
Page: 312
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Climate Change is forcing us to re-think our use of fossil fuels - the oil, coal, and gas that we have depended upon for generations. A rising global population means that there is an unprecedented level of demand on the world's energy resources. And there are still desperately poor areas of the world that remain unconnected to a national grid. The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis examines these important issues, and explains the many challenges facing energy today, and explores possible solutions. KEY TOPICS INCLUDE: -Energy today: We take our energy for granted. But what do we use, and where does it come from? -Peak Oil: How long do we have before oil production peaks? Has it peaked already? -Renewables: Can wind turbines, solar panels, and wave and tidal power really keep the lights on? -Nuclear: How safe are the power plants? And can you be a pro-nuclear green? -Climate Change: Our energy use has environmental consequences. Are their technological answers? And can our lifestyles adapt? Keeping the planet safe while keeping the world moving is perhaps the most important challenge we currently face. The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis examines the many sides of this problem, and how it could be approached, with erudition and accessibility.

The Rough Guide to The Future


Author: Jon Turney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781405385411
Category: Social Science
Page: 376
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Find the future now with 50 predictions in The Rough Guide to the Future. Wondering what's really in store for the human race? Nanotechnology and gene enhancements, solar power and carbon capture? Or oil shocks, water wars, food shortages, and mass extinction? The Rough Guide to the Future cuts a clear path through the jungle of scientific research and political debate, steering you around the prophets of doom and the utopian visionaries, to take you on a tour of the likeliest possibilities for the rest of this century - and beyond. It covers 50 predictions from the world's leading futurologists and chronicles predictions from the past along with visions of the future. You'll find out where we go from here with The Rough Guide to the Future.

The Rough Guide to Economics


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1409371387
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
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The financial crisis and resulting global problems have dramatically demonstrated the importance of economics to everyday life. The Rough Guide to Economics explains the basics of the subject in an engaging, accessible, yet rigorous way and demonstrates the power of economic models when explaining the activities of consumers, businesses, governments, and the economy in general. Learn all you need to know about supply and demand, equilibrium, inflation, growth, and international trade, as well as markets, competition, and the development of economic thought with The Rough Guide to Economics. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to Ethical Living


Author: Duncan Clark
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 339

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Going green without the tree hugging. Climate change, fair trade, ethical investment, organic food, solar planets - modern life is complex for consumers with a conscience. What green and ethical advice is worth following? Which products and companies should we support or avoid? The Rough Guide to Ethical Living cuts through the greenwash to answer these and many other questions. bull; Low Carbon Living: From electricity to cars - how to reduce your greenhouse emissions at home and on the road. bull; Responsible Shopping: Tea to trainers, fish to furniture, cosmetics to cleaners: the problems and ethical options. bull; The Issues: Do boycotts work? Is buying local better? How fair is fair trade? What about third-world labour? Packed full of information and with tips on doing your own research, The Rough Guide to Ethical Living is the ultimate handbook for responsible consumers.

A Rough Ride to the Future


Author: James Lovelock
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468311603
Category: Science
Page: 208
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Bestselling author of The Revenge of Gaia James Lovelock—the great scientific visionary of our age—presents a radical vision of humanity’s future Now in his 95th year, James Lovelock has been hailed as “the man who conceived the first wholly new way of looking at life on earth since Charles Darwin” (Independent) and “the most profound scientific thinker of our time” (Literary Review). A Rough Ride to the Future introduces two new Lovelock­ian ideas. The first is that three hundred years ago, when Thomas Newcomen invented the steam engine, he was un­knowingly beginning what Lovelock calls “accelerated evolu­tion,” a process that is bringing about change on our planet roughly a million times faster than Darwinian evolution. The second is that as part of this process, humanity has the capacity to become the intelligent part of Gaia, the self-regulating earth system whose discovery Lovelock first an­nounced nearly fifty years ago. A Rough Ride to the Future is also an intellectual autobiography, in which Lovelock reflects on his life as a lone scientist, and asks—eloquently—whether his career trajec­tory is possible in an age of increased bureaucratization. We are now changing the atmosphere again, and Lovelock argues that there is little that can be done about this. But instead of feeling guilty, we should recognize what is happening, prepare for change, and ensure that we survive as a species so we can contribute to—perhaps even guide—the next evolution of Gaia. The road will be rough, but if we are smart enough, life will continue on earth in some form far into the future.

The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409360067
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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The Rough Guide to Surviving the End of the World is a light-hearted yet well-informed look at threats to the very existence of life on Earth, how we might be able to deal with them and-if things go truly, horribly wrong-how we might just be able to survive. Written by scientist and sci fan Paul Parsons, this gripping book examines scenarios ranging from megafloods to space radiation, supervolcanoes to bioengineering and what you should do when the sh*t hits the fan. Along the way, we meet some of the lesser-trodden paths to oblivion, including the possibility that the human race will be gripped by mass stupidity and the outrageous idea that life on Earth could all be one giant Matrix-style computer simulation that its creators might one day decide to switch off. All are placed under the scientific spotlight and presented with clarity and humor. To survive Armageddon you need the best advice and information available, which is here presented in ample detail and capturing every plausible catastrophic scenario. Now available in ePub format.

Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories, The (3rd)


Author: James McConnachie,Robin Tudge
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1409324559
Category: Social Science
Page: 456
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Fully revised and updated, The Rough Guide to Conspiracy Theories sorts the myths from the realities, the allegations from the explanations and the paranoid from the probable. Who might be trying to convince us that climate change is or isn't real? What is the truth behind the death of Osama bin Laden and is he still alive? When did the CIA start experimenting with mind control? Where is the HAARP installation and did it have anything to do with the Japanese tsunami disaster? Why is surveillance in our cities and online so widespread and what are the real benefits? This definitive guide to the world's most controversial conspiracies wanders through a maze of sinister secrets, suspicious cover-ups hidden agendas and clandestine operations to explore all these questions - and many many more. Now available in ePub format.

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

A Guide to the Debate
Author: Andrew Dessler,Edward A. Parson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486535
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary.

Ten Technologies to Save the Planet

Energy Options for a Low-Carbon Future
Author: Chris Goodall
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1553656245
Category: Science
Page: 320
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Respected, authoritative, award-winning author Chris Goodall tackles global warming reversal in this engaging and balanced book. Ten Technologies to Save the Planet — popular science writing at its most crucial — is arguably the most readable and comprehensive overview of large-scale solutions to climate change available. Goodall profiles ten technologies with the potential to slash global greenhouse emissions, explaining how they work and telling the stories of the inventors, scientists, and entrepreneurs who are driving them forward. Some of Goodall’s selections, such as the electric car, are familiar. Others, like algae and charcoal, are more surprising. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and simple charts, Ten Technologies to Save the Planet combines cutting-edge analysis with straightforward explanations about pros and cons, and debunks myths along the way.

Kyoto2

How to Manage the Global Greenhouse
Author: Oliver Tickell
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848137184
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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The Kyoto Protocol, the world's first tentative step towards avoiding the threat of climate change, has failed. We urgently need a new course of action. In Kyoto2 the author presents us with a strikingly original new solution. Using a system of finite production rights for greenhouse gases, which would be traded by organisations on a global auction, Kyoto2 seeks to succeed where the original agreement failed. Regulated by an independent body, the funds could be poured back into healing the wounds inflicted by climate change. In his combination of idealism with realistic proposals, Tickell exposes the flaws in current approaches, and envisions a fairer and more effective system. Kyoto2 promises to banish the dejection of the post-Kyoto era, reviving hope that the cure for the crisis facing our planet is still achievable.

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction


Author: Barry Forshaw
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405383879
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams ...all the evidence that counts

The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia On A Budget


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241012724
Category: Travel
Page: 936
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Now available in ePub format. The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the ultimate guide for budget-conscious independent travelers visiting this fascinating region. Updated by a team of expert writers, this edition of The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is packed with information to help you make the most of your time and money, including comprehensive transportation information, suggested itineraries, full-color maps, and advice on local culture, food and language. Detailed listings give the low-down on the best hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants, while "treat yourself" suggestions provide inspiration for when to splurge. Whether you want to take a slow boat down the Mekong, feast on dim sum in Hong Kong, kick-back on a white-sand beach in Thailand or explore the temples of Bagan in Myanmar, this guide is the ultimate companion to travel in Southeast Asia. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Green Living


Author: Duncan Clark
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1848367562
Category: Reference
Page: 336
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The Rough Guide to Green Living is a fact-filled, user-friendly guide to living a low-carbon, eco-friendly life. The guide provides hundreds of going green tips on all the key consumer areas - from greener shopping and recycling to producing your own electricity and reducing your carbon footprint. Suitable for everyone interested in making a difference, The Rough Guide to Green Living includes a plethora of simple green choices that anyone can try from green living at home, adopting greener travel habits, and growing your own, to ethical shopping and getting involved in charities or politics. Readable, interesting and sometimes surprising, the Rough Guide will help you get your environmental priorities in order and to separate the facts from the myths. The ultimate guide to all things eco-friendly, low-carbon and energy-saving. In recognition of the carbon footprint of this book, the publishers have made a donation to Sandbag.org

The Rough Guide to Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials


Author: Paul Simpson
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781843539209
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 302
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Exploring the origins of "His Dark Materials" back to the life of its creator, this resource also covers the creation of the trilogy, author Phillip Pullmans inspiration, response from reviewers, fans, and religious leaders, and a guide to the meaning of Pullmans alternate words.Rough Guide