Bengtsson, Lennart O. and Claus U. Hammer (editors) GEOSPHERE - BIOSPHERE INTERACTIONS AND CLIMATE
Cambridge, England Cambridge University Press 2001 0521782384 / 9780521782388 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a small bumpt to the bottom corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a section of color graphs and examples at the front of the book as well. "Geosphere-Biosphere - brings together many of the world's leading environmental scientists to discuss the interation between the geosphere-biosphere and climate. The volume arises from a working group of the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. The chapters give a state-of the-art summary of our current understanding of the present climate and environment by exploring Earth's past, analysing human influence on the climate, describing climate and its relation to the Earth's surface, ocean, and atmosphere, and making future predictions of cliimate viability." Chapters include: The Antarctic Ozone Hole, a Human-Caused Chemical Instability in the Stratosphere, Feedbacks and Interactions between Global Change, Atmospheric Chemistry and the Biosphere, Atmospheric CO2 Variations, Modeling and Evaluating Terrestrial Biospheric Exchanges of Water, Carbon Dioxide, and Oxygen in the Global Climate System, Carbon Futures, Global Climate Change in the Human Perspective, Earth System models and the Global BIogeochemical Cycles, The Role of CO2, Sea-Level, and Vegetation During the Milankovitch-Forces Glacial-Interglacial Cycles, Nonlinearities in the Earth System, Simulations of the Climate of the Holocene, Interations of Climate Change, The Record of Paleoclimactic Change and its Greenhouse Implications, Long-Term Stability of Earth's Climate, Physical and Chemical Properties of the Glacial Ocean, Ice Core Records and Relevance for Future Climate Variations, Toward a New Approach to Climate Impact Studies, Research Objectives of the World Climate Research Programme, and, Panel Discussion: future research Objectives.