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FROM VOLUME 5, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1992

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
GENERAL INTEREST AND POLICY


Item #d92oct84

Confronting Climate Change: Risks, Implications and Responses, I. Mintzer (Stockholm Environ. Inst.), Ed., 324 pp., 1992, $80 hbk./$34.95 pbk. (Cambridge). Discounted through Nov. 30, 1992. Summarizes in 25 papers the scientific findings of Working Group I of the IPCC. While acknowledging uncertainties, they challenge and expand upon existing views of how climate change should be tackled.


Item #d92oct85

Late Quarternary Environmental Change: Physical and Human Perspectives, M. Bell, M.J.C. Walker, 273 pp., 1992, $39.95 (Longman--UK; Wiley--U.S.).

A geologist and an archeologist provide a unique treatment of both natural and anthropogenically-induced changes in the landscape of the temperate zone, and their interactions, during the recent geologic past through the present. Generously illustrated; aimed at several disciplines including archeology, environmental science, geography, geology and history. The final chapter concerns global warming.


Item #d92oct86

A Change in the Weather--African Perspectives on Climatic Change, S.H. Ominde, C. Juma, Eds., 202 pp., $18 (ACTS, Nairobi). Clearly spells out the implications of climate change for the poor of the world, using a global perspective. Reviewed by J. Gribbin in New Scientist, p. 45, Aug. 29, 1992.


Item #d92oct87

Global Warming, G. Foley, 50 pp., 6.95 (Panos). Written for a general readership in the developed world, emphasizing that the poor of the world will suffer the worst consequences as a result of the developed world's high living. Reviewed ibid., and in Our Planet, 4(2), p. 19, 1992.


Item #d92oct88

Hydrology for the Water Management of Large Rivers, F.H.M. van de Ven, D. Gutknecht et al., Eds., 400 pp., 1991 (IAHS). Contains 37 papers from a symposium (Vienna, Aug. 1991) divided among four major topics, one of which is flow regimes and water management in relation to changes in climate, river development and land use.


Item #d92oct89

Global Warming and Biological Diversity, R.L. Peters, T.E. Lovejoy, Eds., 386 pp., $45, 1992 (Yale).

Global climate change threatens extinction of plants and animals which might hold the key to curing disease. Considers the effects of global warming on ecosystems and suggests policy changes and ways to concentrate resources and conservation efforts where most needed.


Item #d92oct90

The Heavens Are Falling: The Scientific Prediction of Catastrophes in Our Time, W.J. Karplus, 320 pp., 1992, $24.95 (Plenum). Assesses arguments over ozone depletion, greenhouse effect, nuclear radiation, acid rain and earthquakes. Shows how to bring a trained eye to predictions of disaster.


Item #d92oct91

The Science of Global Change: The Impact of Human Activity on the Environment (ACS Symp. Ser. 483), D.A. Dunnett, R.J. O'Brien, Eds., 506 pp., 1992 (ACS).

Written for the nonspecialist using an interdisciplinary approach; explores the interaction among elements of the global environment, emphasizing those components that affect the health and stability of the biosphere. Covers the global carbon cycle and climate change, and global environmental chemistry education.

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