The Rough Guide to Climate Change

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 341

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"Gives the complete picture of the single biggest issue facing our planet. ... lays out the facts and assesses the options - global and personal - for dealing with the threat of a warming world"--P. [4] of cover.
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The Rough Guide to Weather

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1843537125

Category: Nature

Page: 422

View: 1322

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.
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The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change

Author: Robert Henson

Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society

ISBN: 9781935704737

Category: Nature

Page: 516

View: 6726

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405392614

Category: Travel

Page: 680

View: 4549

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.
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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.
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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
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The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405392118

Category: Travel

Page: 1024

View: 8993

The Rough Guide to South 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 twelve South American countries and every aspect of travel. From hotels, hostels and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information. You'll find "Treat Yourself" boxes that feature great places and things worth splashing out on and also a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. There are reviews and recommendations for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations.
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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: 7734

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.
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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.
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The Rough Guide to Genes & Cloning

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1848362242

Category: Science

Page: 336

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What exactly is a gene? How does cloning actually work? Are designer babies a bad idea? Could we ever clone a human? The Rough Guide To Genes & Cloning answers all these questions and more. From the inside story of cells and their structure and the sleuths who cracked the genetic code to DNA cloning, twins and Dolly the sheep. Illustrated throughout with helpful pictures and diagrams, this Rough Guide turns the microscope on the things that make us what we are.
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Creation in Crisis

Science, Ethics, Theology

Author: Joshtrom Kureethadam

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608335208

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 3453

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The Rough Guide to Germany

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241214068

Category: Travel

Page: 912

View: 8113

The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country - simultaneously one of the most rewarding and most overlooked travel destinations in Europe. Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country's exceptional museums, iconic architecture, stylish cities and picture-perfect castles, as well as its many rural escapes, from the soaring Bavarian Alps and dense woodlands of the Black Forest to the beautiful beaches and islands of the North Sea or the idyllic Rhineland vineyards where you can sample some of the country's many world-class wines. All the best festivals are covered too, from Cologne's riotous Carnival to the legendary Oktoberfest. The guide's bevy of practical advice ensures that, no matter what your budget, you'll find the perfect boutique hotel, quirky hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, Michelin-starred gourmet haunt, cutting-edge arts venue or hip bar and club, all marked on the book's many colour maps. The Rough Guide to Germany includes well-researched historical and cultural background to help you understand and appreciate this complex country and, above all, make the most of your holiday. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Germany.
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The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema

The Essential Companion to 101 Modern Movies

Author: Adam Smith

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1409360512

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses who have made a mark. The winning genres: best-in-class features on drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, documentary, superhero movies and all the genre-mash ups in between. The unsung heroes: the finest talent behind the camera, including directors, cinematographers, set designers and special effects specialists. The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is the essential companion to movies of the moment. Now available in ePub format.
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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: 7810

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.
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The Rough Guide to Cyprus

Author: Marc Dubin

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 1405380640

Category: Travel

Page: 496

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The Rough Guide to Cyprus in epub format explores every corner of this Mediterranean paradise, from the fine, sandy beaches and wooded hillsides to the ancient churches and buzzing bars. The guide is fully up-dated taking in the island's entry into the EU with new sections offering a guide to Cyprus's hearty traditional cuisine and its rich artistic and religious architecture - breathtaking Ottoman mosques, Byzantine churches and gothic cathedrals. The introduction covers what not to miss and is illustrated with stunning photography showcasing Cyprus's dramatic natural beauty. There are dozens of reviews from the best restaurants, nightlife and hotels in Cyprus to the top shopping spots, entertainment and outdoor activities, as well as all the essential information you need for the trip of a lifetime. The Rough Guide to Cyprus is the essential guidebook to this divided island, covering both North and South with an insider's eye. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Cyprus.
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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.
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