The Rough Guide to Climate Change


Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 140538865X
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 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 Rough Guide to Climate Change 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 Weather


Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1843537125
Category: Nature
Page: 422
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Whether you�re an adventurer who enjoys wild weather, a traveller seeking climate details for Madagascar or Mumbai, or simply curious about those charts on the evening news, The Rough Guide to Weather is precisely what you need. From world climates and weather science to tips on how to read the sky and make sense of a forecast. Illustrated throughout with photographs and climate charts and useful links to hundreds of Internet resources for every continent, this guide is will help you stay a head of the storm.

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 184836329X
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 Shopping With a Conscience


Author: Duncan Clark,Richie Unterberger
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781843537243
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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Addressing the impact of one's daily shopping habits on the planet, a thought-provoking resource examines the goods that we buy and use everyday--including clothing, cosmetics, food, energy, and imported goods--in terms of company policies and practices, fair trade, working conditions, free market globalization, and more. Original.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Sizilien


Author: Vesna Maric,Gregor Clark
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575440190
Category: Travel
Page: 388
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E-Book Feature: - Zoombare Karten und Grafiken (offline verfügbar) - Google Maps-Verlinkungen - Weblinks führen direkt zu den Websites der Tipps - Praktische Volltextsuche - einfach Suchbegriff eingeben - Persönlichen Reiseplan erstellen - durch setzen von Lesezeichen und persönlichen Notizen - Kein zusätzliches Gewicht im Reisegepäck Mit dem Lonely Planet Sizilien auf eigene Faust über eine Insel der Gegensätze! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf mehr als 300 Seiten geben die Autoren Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Familienurlaub? Agriturismi heißt nichts anderes als Ferien auf dem Bauernhof, doch auf Sizilien macht das Leben auf dem Land viel mehr Spaß. Oder lieber Outdoor-Abenteuer? Dann sollte man die Gewalt des Vulkans nicht versäumen: auf dem Gipfel selbst oder von einem Boot aus lässt sich das nächtliche Feuerwerk des Stromboli beobachten. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 8 Top-Highlights, Reiserouten, Hintergrundinformationen und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Sizilien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen. Das E-Book basiert auf: 4. deutsche Auflage 2017, Mehr Informationen zu Lonely Planet Reiseführern unter: www.lonelyplanet.de Unser Special-Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch das Setzen von Lesezeichen und Ergänzen von Notizen. ... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book in sekundenschnelle mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!

The Rough Guide to Shopping With a Conscience


Author: Duncan Clark,Richie Unterberger
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781843537243
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
View: 2972

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Addressing the impact of one's daily shopping habits on the planet, a thought-provoking resource examines the goods that we buy and use everyday--including clothing, cosmetics, food, energy, and imported goods--in terms of company policies and practices, fair trade, working conditions, free market globalization, and more. Original.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes
Author: Franziskus (Papst),
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 345180736X
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert
Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663014347
Category: Social Science
Page: 443
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Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis


Author: David Buchan
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405388005
Category: Science
Page: 312
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The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis is a comprehensive guide to the workings of today's energy world, explaining the seductive nature of fossil fuels and the reasons why international climate change negotiations are proving so difficult. If you're interested in escaping the trap of fossil fuels and moving to a low carbon world, this is the guide for you. Realistically looking at the pitfalls, pressures and prospects for renewable energy, The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis also shows that there is hope in new energy conservation techniques, made possible by smart grids and smart metering. You'll also discover energy security issues and future tensions that could occur, like the possibility of the lights going out, jeopardising public support for a world of cleaner energy.

The Rough Guide to Economics


Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409371360
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 368
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From first economic principles to the financial crisis The Rough Guide to Economics takes you through the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008 and its resulting global problems and explores economics right from its foundations to the present day. Issues caused by the recent financial crisis continue to dominate news across the world and if you want to gain a clear understanding of how economics are central to your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the ideal no-nonsense guide for you. It explains everything you need to know about monetary policy, inflation, international trade and all the major topics within economics. With the election not too far off it also provides clear-cut information on government tax and spending decisions. You'll discover how economics can illuminate topics as diverse as globalization and development, climate change, and poverty. You'll even be able to see the relevance of economics to topics closer to home such as friendship, smoking and K-pop, and how findings from psychology have influenced economic thinking. Whether you want to learn about economics for work or studies, need a handy reference, or want a clear understanding of the effect of economics on your world, the Rough Guide to Economics is the book for you, with no knowledge of mathematics required. Now available in ePub format.

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica


Author: Keith Drew
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405391995
Category: Travel
Page: 464
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The Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the ultimate travel guide to this incredible country, offering astute information on everything from its magnificent national parks to its lively cultural festivals. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout Costa Rica, whether you want to go turtle-watching in Tortuguero or surfing in Santa Teresa. Plus, you can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants and caf�s for all budgets. The guide also includes a full-colour section highlighting some of the country's amazing outdoor activities, with an engaging field guide to its abundant wildlife. Explore every region of this picturesque country with easy-to-use maps that make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.

The Rough Guide to Australia


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405388900
Category: Travel
Page: 1024
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The Rough Guide to Australia is your indispensable guide to one of the most unmissable countries on earth. Packed with practical information on once-in-a-lifetime experiences in Oz, from sunrise walks around Uluru to viewing Kangaroo Island's wild seals, sea lions, kangaroos and koalas; bush-camping safaris in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park to exhilarating helicopter flights down the dramatic gorges of Aboriginal-owned Nitmiluk National Park - not forgetting the stunning harbour side bars and restaurants of Sydney. Written by a team of widely-travelled, dedicated authors, this Rough Guide will help you to discover the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and festivals around Australia, whatever your budget. Plus, you'll find expert background on Australia's history, wildlife, cinema and fascinating aboriginal culture and the clearest maps of any guide. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Australia.

The Rough Guide to Ethical Living


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

Cornwall & Devon

Reisehandbuch mit vielen praktischen Tipps.
Author: Ralf Nestmeyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783899538335
Category:
Page: 288
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The Rough Guide to Economics


Author: Andrew Mell,Oliver Walker
Publisher: Rough Guides
ISBN: 9781409363972
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 362
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Explains the basics of economics, covering such topics as supply and demand, equilibrium, inflation, international trade, markets, competition, and crises.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget


Author: N.A
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405392614
Category: Travel
Page: 680
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The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in depth budget information for all seven Central American countries and every aspect of travel. From accommodation and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as "Treat Yourself" boxes that highlight great places and things worth splashing out on. There is a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. You'll also find useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Brazil


Author: Oliver Marshall,Dilwyn Jenkins,David Cleary
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1405380195
Category: Travel
Page: 768
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The Rough Guide to Brazil is the essential guide to one of South America's most tantalising destinations. Detailed accounts of the best attractions Brazil has to offer, along with the clearest maps and plans, showcase this amazingly diverse country to aid both your trip planning and on-the-ground experience. With expert advice and background, it also details the famous Rio carnival, the world's biggest rainforest - the Amazon and the most fantastic wildlife and beaches, whilst the guide itself is full of informative text on the practical and cultural nuances of visiting Brazil, from wildlife safaris in the Pantanal to the concrete architecture of Brasilia. Read about Brazil's football successes and find out more about the Capoeira music and culture that is expanding rapidly in popularity across Europe. At every point, the Rough Guide steers you in the right direction to find the best hotels in Brazil, recommended Brazil restaurants, cafes and shops across every price range, giving you clear, balanced reviews and honest, first-hand opinions. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Brazil.

Liebesbrief an die Erde


Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig
ISBN: 348506100X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 152
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Das Lebensglück der Menschen hängt untrennbar mit dem Wohlergehen der Erde zusammen: Nur auf einem gesunden Planeten können wir gesund leben. Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt, wie eng Denken und Handeln der Menschen mit dem Zustand der Erde verbunden sind. Er entwickelt einen Leitfaden der Achtsamkeit, nach dem wir sinnhaft leben und zugleich die Natur wertschätzen und schützen können. Die Vorstellung, dass Mensch und Umwelt getrennt sind, wird aufgegeben und ein Gefühl der Liebe und Verbundenheit mit dem großen Ganzen gefördert.