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

FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 4, APRIL 1990

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL


Item #d90apr88

The Next One Hundred Years: Shaping the Fate of Our Living Earth, J. Weiner, 304 pp., Mar. 1990, $19.95 (Bantam).

A thoughtful portrayal of the global changes underway as a result of decades of anthropogenic emissions to the atmosphere, aimed at a wide readership. Focuses on the contributions of present and past scientists, how they relate to our progress in understanding the problem, and how they are influencing the emerging policy debate. Includes extensive notes and sources.


Item #d90apr89

Landscape Ecological Impact of Climatic Change, LICC Exec. Comm., Eds., 350 pp., Spring 1990, $68/NLG 140 (IOS).

Proceedings of the first European LICC Conference (Lunteren, Neth.), December 1989. Presents an overview of the key issues regarding the impact of global climate change. Seven chapters assess effects of past climatic change on landscapes; the sensitivity of selected landscapes and ecosystems to future change; methodology for assessing and monitoring change; and social, economic and political implications.


Item #d90apr90

Natural Gas: Its Role and Potential in Economic Development, N. Hay, W. Vergara, C. Hall, Eds., 320 pp., Spring 1990, $37.50 (Westview).

According to the publisher, provides an in-depth evaluation of world natural gas resources, the environmental and policy implications of gas development and each of the major end uses of natural gas.


Item #d90apr91

Environmental Consequences of Nuclear War Scope 28: Vol. 1: Physical and Atmospheric Effects, 2nd Edition, A.B. Pittock, T.P. Ackerman et al., Eds., 359 pp.; Vol. 2: Ecological and Agricultural Effects, 2nd Edition, M.A. Harwell, T.C. Hutchinson, Eds., 523 pp.; Dec. 1989, $44.95 each (Wiley).

Volume 1 reviews the current nuclear arsenals and discusses the effects of selected nuclear war scenarios. Among topics examined are: physical processes in the atmosphere; meteorological and climatic effects; changes in the atmospheric chemistry of the troposphere and stratosphere; and research needs. Volume 2 reviews ecosystem structure and function relevant to nuclear war effects; plant and animal responses to and subsequent recovery from climatic stresses; responses to other nuclear war effects such as increased UVB; effects on world food production; and research needs.


Item #d90apr92

Entropy: Into the Greenhouse World, J. Rifkin, 354 pp., 1989, $9.95 (Bantam).

Explains, in layman's terms, how to effectively meet the challenge of the emerging energy crisis and the global warming trend by taking into account the laws of thermodynamics, especially the law governing the property entropy. Methodically develops an understanding of the new infrastructure needed to meet the entropy crisis.


Item #d90apr93

Climate and Man, F. Pearce, 176 pp., £14.95 (Vision).

A book version of the television film by the same name debuted in London in 1989, which provides a commentary of the broad climatic history from the end of the last glacial episode to the present, the weather machine and how it works, and a look forward to a planet after global warming.


Item #d90apr94

Global Climate Change Linkages: Acid Rain, Air Quality, and Stratospheric Ozone, J.C. White, W. Wagner, C.N. Beal, Eds., 272 pp., Oct. 1989, $75 (Elsevier).

Contains 17 papers from a December 1988 conference in Washington, D.C., concerning the relationships among these pollution problems, and implications for their effects and control. Considers options and strategies for dealing with climate change, outlines research needs and examines possible national and international policies for coping in the future.


Item #d90apr95

Technology and Environment, J.H. Ausubel, H.E. Sladovich, Eds., 215 pp., $35 (Nat. Acad. Eng., through Nat. Acad. Press).

Explains the paradox that technology can be the source of environmental damage, can provide the means of repairing damage, and can point the way to avoid it in the future. Topics include: advanced fossil fuel systems and beyond, an industrial perspective on protecting the ozone layer, and engineering our way out of endless environmental crises.


Item #d90apr96

Energy Markets in the 1990s and Beyond, A. Finizza, J.P. Weyant et al., Eds., approx. 400 pp., $65 (Intl. Assoc. Energy Economics).

Compendium of papers presented at the Eleventh Annual North American Conference of the International Association for Energy Economics (Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 1989).


Item #d90apr97

GAIA: The Thesis, the Mechanisms and the Implications--Proceedings of the First Annual Camelford Symposium on the Gaia Hypothesis, P. Bunyard, E. Goldsmith, Eds. (Wadebridge Ecolog. Ctr.), 251 pp., 1988, £18/$32 (Ecologist).

Fifteen papers by specialists in the fields of earth and life sciences, anthropology, social science and philosophy examine the Gaia hypothesis. (Reviewed by A. Jones in Ecologist, pp. 198-200, Sep./Oct. 1989.)


Item #d90apr98

Natural and Man-Made Hazards, M.I. El-Sabh, T.S. Murty, Eds., 894 pp., 1988, $149 (Reidel).

Contains 56 of the 82 papers presented at the International Symposium on Natural and Man-made Hazards (Quebec, Canada) held in August 1986. Nine deal with the physical, chemical and biological aspects of climatic hazards. (Reviewed by B. Murton in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., pp. 59-61, Jan. 1990.)


Item #d90apr99

Societal Responses to Regional Climatic Change: Forecasting by Analogy, M.H. Glantz, Ed., 428 pp., Oct. 1988, $40 (Westview).

Reviewed by J. Broadus in Oceanus, pp. 93-94, Fall 1989. (See Global Climate Change Digest, BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS/IMPACTS, Aug. 1989.)


Item #d90apr100

Sustainable Development of the Biosphere, W.C. Clark, R.E. Munn, Eds., 491 pp., 1986, £15 (Cambridge).

Presents a multidisciplinary approach to sustainable development. Summarizes the important atmospheric chemical reactions governing air pollution, ozone depletion and the consequences of nitrogen and halogen compound emissions. Discusses the Gaia hypothesis as well as the effects of people on climate. (Reviewed by I. Douglas in J. Tropical Ecol., pp. 123-124, Feb. 1990.)

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