Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis

Volume 1 - The Physical Climate

Authors: Farmer, G. Thomas, Cook, John

  • Volume One of a two-volume treatment of climate change science designed for an introductory science course
  • Describes the discipline of Climate Change Science, and individual climate change scientists whose expertise spans Earth history, geology, geography, biology, oceanography, astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and more
  • Examines evidence of global warming that has entered mainstream discussions of climate change
  • Discusses the ideas and tactics of climate skeptics and deniers
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About this Textbook

An introduction to the principles of climate change science with an emphasis on the empirical evidence for climate change and a warming world. Additional readings are given at the end of each chapter. A list of "Things to Know" opens each chapter. Chapters are arranged so that the student is first introduced to the scientific method(s), examples of the use of the scientific method from other sciences drawn from the history of science with an emphasis on climate science. Climate science is treated in each chapter based on the premise of global warming. Chapter treatments on the atmosphere. biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and anthroposphere and their inter-relationships are given.

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“Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis is the latest entry in a small but growing field of texts aimed at students in introductory college courses in climate science. … The book clearly acknowledges the broadly interdisciplinary nature of climate change science, with 22 chapters covering a wide range of topics in climate science. … the book is designed so that the chapters can largely stand on their own and an instructor can pick and choose which topics to emphasize.” (Jonathan Cole, Reports of the National Center for Science Education, Vol. 34 (4), July-August, 2014)

“This book is the first of a two-part series focused on Earth’s climate in the past, present, and future. Volume 1 deals with physical aspects of climate science and provides a broad introduction to scientific inquiry and the history of the discipline, followed by detailed descriptions of climate system components and their importance in a climate change context. … this volume may also be a useful reference for people working in climate-related disciplines. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals.” (J. Schoof, Choice, Vol. 51 (4), December, 2013)


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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5757-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-5756-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9732-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change Science: A Modern Synthesis
Book Subtitle
Volume 1 - The Physical Climate
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5757-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5757-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5756-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9732-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 564
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