Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | July 9, 2013

byMark Maslin

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In 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 redistributedaround 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 Nino. He concludes by touchingon the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it.

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In 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 redistributedaround the planet by the ocean-atmosphere sy...

Mark Maslin is Professor of Geography at UCL and Director of the Environment Institute. He is also the author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.68 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199641137

ISBN - 13:9780199641130

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Table of Contents

1. What is climate?2. Climate, atmosphere, and oceans3. Weather versus climate4. Origins of the modern climate system5. Climate and life6. Climate cooling7. Climate and civilization8. Future climate change9. Fixing climate