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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999



Item #d89jun91

Ozone Depletion, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change, 136 pp., 1989, $20 (within N. America). By the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and Committee on Global Change, National Research Council. Order from Nat. Acad. Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC 20418. Quantity discounts available.

Ten separate contributions from leading scientists examine the link between stratospheric ozone levels and greenhouse gases, including chlorofluorocarbons, methane, nitrous oxide, stratospheric carbon dioxide and stratospheric water vapor. Presents latest findings from field expeditions, satellite data and laboratory experiments, and considers implications of results for the future condition of the atmosphere.

Item #d89jun92

The Challenge of Global Warming, D.E. Abrahamson, Ed., approx. 350 pp., 1989, $34.95 (cloth), $19.95 (paper) plus shipping. Published by Island Press* in conjunction with Natural Resources Defense Council.

A comprehensive, nontechnical synthesis of policy analysis and scientific studies on the causes and implications of, and responses to, the greenhouse effect, with contributions from both scientists and policy makers. Includes references and sources of further information.

Item #d89jun93

Global Ecology--Towards a Science of the Biosphere, M. B. Rambler, L. Margulis, R. Fester, Eds., approx. 200 pp., April 1989, tentative price $24.95/£18.50. Academic Press*.

A first interdisciplinary college text on global ecology that places biogeochemical cycles within a planetary perspective, and ties satellite technology and applications to the earth sciences. A glossary enables those trained in geology, astronomy and chemistry to understand the ecological topics presented.

Item #d89jun94

Changing the Global Environment--Perspectives on Human Involvement, D.B. Botkin, M.F. Caswell et al., Eds., approx. 500 pp., Feb. 1989, tentative price $49.50/£31.00. Academic Press*.

Emphasizes the newly emerging biospheric perspective on the environment, and technologies that are improving understanding of the state, nature and dynamics of the biosphere. Considers the ecological problems we face and the solutions suggested by techniques such as remote sensing and worldwide computer-based data systems.

Item #d89jun95

Atmospheric Ozone Research and its Policy Implications, T. Schneider (Nat. Inst. Pub. Health & Environ. Protec., Neth.), S.D. Lee et al., Eds., 1048 pp., 1989, $208/Dfl. 395. Elsevier*.

Proceedings of the Third U.S.-Dutch International Symposium, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, May 1988. Papers cover current research on emissions, transport and transformation and ozone distribution, including stratospheric ozone. Research in the United States and Europe and policies for preventing ozone depletion are described.

Item #d89jun96

Natural Resources for the 21st Century, C. Little, A. Backiel et al., due 1989, approx. $27. Island Press* in conjunction with American Forestry Assoc. (POB 2000, Washington DC 20013; 202-667-3300).

The authors summarize a conference of educators, scientists, administrators and policy makers held in November 1988 to evaluate environmental priorities and challenges.

Item #d89jun97

Saving the Tropical Forests, J. Gradwohl, R. Greenberg, 207 pp., 1988, $24.95 (cloth). Published by Smithsonian Institution through Island Press*.

According to the publisher, the book is a unique treatment of the topic in offering extensive and specific solutions, in the form of 38 case studies examining success at the local level. Presents new information and strategies for forest reserves, sustainable agriculture, natural forest management and tropical forest restoration. Aimed at conservationists, biologists and policy makers.

Item #d89jun98

International Environmental Diplomacy, J.E. Carroll, Ed., 291 pp., 1988, $54.50. Cambridge University Press, 32 E. 57th St., New York NY 10022.

Covers the framework of international environmental diplomacy as it exists in industrialized countries, legal and diplomatic resolutions, the challenge of marine pollution to the international oceanic commons, and trade-offs of alternative resolutions of problems.

Item #d89jun99

Tropospheric Ozone--Regional and Global Scale Interactions, I.S.A. Isaksen, Ed., 456 pp., 1988, $99. NATO Advanced Sci. Inst. Series C: No. 227. Kluwer*.

The proceedings of a June 1987 NATO Advanced Workshop held at Lillehammer, Norway. Papers emphasize the exchange of ozone with its precursors (NOx and HC species) between polluted and less polluted regions, and give evidence that tropospheric ozone levels are rising globally, which will lead to effects on climate and vegetation. Recommends work needed on atmospheric transport, tropospheric NOx and regional and background ozone.

Item #d89jun100

Climate Change: The New Zealand Response, 1988, US$15. New Zealand Ministry of Environment (Pub. Off., POB 10 362, Wellington, N.Z.)

Proceedings of a March 1988 conference, and part of New Zealand's climate change program which will conclude with final reports in mid-1990. (See article in Intl. Environ. Rptr., p. 537, Oct. 1988.)

Item #d89jun101

Greenhouse, G.I. Pearman, Ed., 752 pp., 1988. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Div. Atmos. Res., Private Bag 1, Mordialloc, Victoria 3195, Aus.

A collection of reviewed and edited papers from a November 1987 conference held in Melbourne, providing a southern perspective on the problem and focusing on the likely impacts of the greenhouse effect. Reviews scientific background and discusses effects of rising sea levels and impacts on water resources, the natural environment, agriculture and society. (See review in New Sci., p. 69, Sep. 29, 1988.)

Item #d89jun102

Weather, Climate and Human Affairs: A Book of Essays and Other Papers, H.H. Lamb, 364 pp., 1988, $99/£60. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 29 West 35th St., New York NY 10001.

A collection of 18 essays, some new and some originally published over the past 15 years but updated, directed at a broad audience of scientists, environmentalists and political and social planners who must address possible future climate change, whether natural or otherwise. The author is cautious in accepting evidence for greenhouse warming, and makes it clear that humans have always lived with and adapted to climate change. (See review in Nature, p. 128, Jan. 12, 1989.)

Item #d89jun103

The Little Ice Age, J.M. Grove, 498 pp., 1988, $144/£85. Methuen, Inc., 29 W. 35th St., New York NY 10001.

A detailed and scholarly treatment of the period of cooler climate between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, which also reviews the climate of the Holocene (the past 10,000 years). Discusses the uniqueness of the Little Ice Age and its possible causes, documenting natural climatic variations against which the possibility of human influences must be evaluated. (See also reviews in Nature, p. 23, Sep. 1, 1988; Meteor. Mag., p. 353, vol. 117, 1988.)

Item #d89jun104

Stones in A Glass House: CFCs and Ozone Depletion, D.C. Cogan, 147 pp., 1988; Saving Our Skins: Technical Potential and Policies for the Elimination of Ozone-Depleting Chlorine Compounds, A. Makhijani et al., 167 pp., 1988. Both are reviewed in Chem. Eng. News, pp. 59-60, Nov. 1988. (Listed as REPORTS in Global Climate Change Digest, Sep. 1988 and Oct. 1988, respectively.)

Item #d89jun105

The Methane Age, T.H. Lee, H.R. Linden et al., Eds., 1988. Kluwer* (inquire for price).

Contains papers resulting from a study conducted by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), evaluating the role of natural gas as a fuel for bridging the gap over the next 50 years between fossil fuels and the possible future use of nuclear energy. (See related article in Options, pp. 6-8, Mar. 1989, a quarterly available from IIASA, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria.)

Item #d89jun106

The Changing Atmosphere--Dahlem PC 7, S. Bernhard, F. Rowland, I. Isaksen, 281 pp., 1988, $89.95. John Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Ave., New York NY 10158.

Discusses how the atmosphere has already changed, in terms of Antarctic ozone, oxidizing capacity, trace substances and radiation balance. Emphasizes possible changes that have occurred in the global distribution of trace gases and aerosol particles as a result of human activities.

Item #d89jun107

Our Drowning World--Population, Pollution and Future Weather, A. Milne, 154 pp., 1988, £9.95. Prism Press, Dorset, England; Avery Pub. Group, Garden City Park, New York.

Explains the author's contention that about two-thirds of the land surface of the earth could disappear under water from melted ice caps. Discusses overpopulation and associated thermal and chemical pollution, then focuses on the greenhouse effect and results of rising sea levels.

Item #d89jun108

The Earth's Fragile Ecosystems: Perspectives on Global Change, T. Kristensen, J.P. Paludan, Eds., 103 pp., 1988. Westview Press, 5500 Central Ave., Boulder CO 80301 (303-444-3541).

Published by the International Federation of Institutes for Advanced Study (IFIAS) to promulgate findings of its member institutes and assess the implications of their research. A collection of essays and commentaries concentrates on how research in different disciplines affects global systemic patterns. Topics include tropical forests, large-scale urbanization in developing countries, greenhouse warming, the greening of the desert and whatever happened to the energy crisis.

Item #d89jun109

The Ages of Gaia--A Biography of Our Living Earth, J. Lovelock, 252 pp., 1988, $16.95. W.W. Norton (500 Fifth Ave., New York NY 10110; 37 Great Russell St., London WC1B 3NU).

This is an update of Lovelock's controversial theory first sketched out in his 1979 book, which holds that the earth and all its life is a single system capable of regulating the temperature and composition of the earth surface. Lovelock discusses the Gaian view of several contemporary problems: ozone depletion, acid rain, increasing carbon dioxide, nuclear power and misguided land use. See reviews in New Sci., p. 57, Apr. 1, 1989; World Watch (Worldwatch Inst., 1776 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20036), pp. 43-44, Mar.-Apr. 1989.

Item #d89jun110

Recent Climatic Change, S. Gregory, Ed., 326 pp., 1988. Belhaven Press, 25 Floral St., London WC2E 9DS, UK; £33.

Contains papers presented at a symposium of climatologists from a broad range of disciplines, held at the University of Sheffield in August 1987, that focused on the implications of climatic change for society. Aimed at a wide professional audience (politicians, geographers, engineers and agricultural scientists). Reviewed in New Sci., p. 83, June 30, 1988.

Item #d89jun111

Global Climate Catastrophes, M.I. Budyko, G.S. Golitsyn, Yu.A. Izrael, 110 pp., 1988, $29. Springer-Verlag New York, POB 2485, Secaucus NJ 07094 (201-348-4033).

Reviews natural climatic change catastrophes, and critical epochs of geological history. Presents and applies data not easily available outside the Socialist countries to future climatic developments, especially with respect to nuclear warfare. Discusses probable aftereffects of warfare from the Soviet point of view, stressing the need to avoid all such conflict.

Item #d89jun112

Changes in the Wind: Earth's Shifting Climate, M. Facklam, H. Facklam, 128 pp., 1986, $14.95. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York.

A readable treatise on climate change suitable for junior high through adult level. Reviewed in Clim. Change, p. 111, Aug. 1988.

Academic Press, 1250 Sixth Ave., San Diego CA 92101 (800-321-5068); 24-28 Oval Rd., London NW1 7DX, UK.

Elsevier Science Publishing, POB 882, Madison Sq. Sta., New York NY 10159 (North America); or Elsevier Applied Science Publishers, Crown House, Linton Rd., Barking, Essex IG11 8JU, UK.

Island Press, Covelo CA 95428 (800-628-2828, ext. 416).

Kluwer Academic Publishers, 101 Philip Dr., Norwell MA 02061 (US/Can.); elsewhere Kluwer Academic Pub. Group, POB 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht, Neth.

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