The Rough Guide To Climate Change

Author: Robert Henson,Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405383836

Category: Travel

Page: 374

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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 2nd 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 new information from the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and an updated politics section to reflect post-Kyoto developments. Discover how rising temperatures and sea levels, plus changes to extreme weather patterns, are already affecting life around the world. The guide unravels how governments, scientists and engineers plan to tackle the problem and includes in-depth information and lifestyle tips about what you can do to help.
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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

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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.
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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: Penguin

ISBN: 1405388021

Category: Science

Page: 312

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Climate Change is forcing us to re-think our use of fossil fuels - the oil, coal, and gas that we have depended upon for generations. A rising global population means that there is an unprecedented level of demand on the world's energy resources. And there are still desperately poor areas of the world that remain unconnected to a national grid. The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis examines these important issues, and explains the many challenges facing energy today, and explores possible solutions. KEY TOPICS INCLUDE: -Energy today: We take our energy for granted. But what do we use, and where does it come from? -Peak Oil: How long do we have before oil production peaks? Has it peaked already? -Renewables: Can wind turbines, solar panels, and wave and tidal power really keep the lights on? -Nuclear: How safe are the power plants? And can you be a pro-nuclear green? -Climate Change: Our energy use has environmental consequences. Are their technological answers? And can our lifestyles adapt? Keeping the planet safe while keeping the world moving is perhaps the most important challenge we currently face. The Rough Guide to the Energy Crisis examines the many sides of this problem, and how it could be approached, with erudition and accessibility.
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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.
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The Rough Guide to Rome

Author: Martin Dunford

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409359484

Category: Travel

Page: 368

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The Rough Guide to Rome is the ultimate travel guide to one of the greatest cities on earth. Now in full colour throughout, with dozens of colour photos to illustrate the finest of Rome's beautiful, ancient buildings, iconic landmarks and distinctive neighbourhoods, this guide will show you the best the city has to offer. This guide unearths the hidden side of Rome - ancient, little-visited churches, quirky museums, the best out-of-the-way restaurants and authentic markets, and the hippest, most up-and-coming neighbourhoods. It also has any number of suggestions of things to do with kids, where to indulge in a spot of shopping, how to get to the best out-of-town beaches, with everything located on a number of clear and easy-to-use maps.
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The Rough Guide to Germany

Author: Christian Williams,James Stewart,Neville Walker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1409359263

Category: Travel

Page: 928

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Now available in ePub format. The Rough Guide to Germany is the ultimate travel guide to this dynamic country. Full-color photography illustrates Germany's stylish cities and beautiful landscapes, its meandering rivers and picture-perfect castles. Detailed accounts of every attraction provide all the information you need to explore the country's exceptional museums, iconic architecture, and 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. The Rough Guide to Germany includes practical advice to ensures that, no matter what your budget, you'll find the perfect boutique hotel, convivial hostel, authentic cellar restaurant, stylish gourmet haunt, design-conscious shop, cutting-edge arts venue, or hip bar and club-all marked on the book's many color 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 time.
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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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