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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7, JULY 1994

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS... EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE


Item #d94jul158

Global Physical Climatology, D.L. Hartmann, 400 pp., May 1994, $54.95 (Academic).

Introductory text on the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change.


Item #d94jul159

Environmental Statistics, Assessment and Forecasting, R.C. Cothern, N.P. Ross, Eds., 432 pp., Jan. 1994, $95/$114 outside U.S. (Lewis).

Examines current efforts to develop a coherent picture of national and regional trends and conditions. Covers a number of topics, such as modeling, geographic information systems, problems of forecasting the future, and how to deal with large variability and soft data.


Item #d94jul160

Global Climates Since the Last Glacial Maximum, H.E. Wright et al., Eds., 569 pp., 1994, $59.95 (Univ. Minn.).

Summarizes geologic, paleoecologic and oceanographic evidence for climate changes that have taken place over the past 18,000 years, and interprets this evidence using model simulations.


Item #d94jul161

The Chemistry of the Atmosphere: Its Impact on Global Change, J.W. Birks, J.G. Calvert, R.E. Sievers, Eds., 180 pp., 1993, $34.95 (ACS).

Contains the plenary lectures and recommendations from the International Conference on the Chemistry of the Atmosphere (Baltimore, Dec. 1991). Attending were representatives (major corporations, academics, environmentalists, and government agencies) from 49 countries.


Item #d94jul162

The Biogeochemistry of Global Change: Radiatively Active Trace Gases, R.S. Oremland, 512 pp., 1993 (Chapman & Hall).


Item #d94jul163

Glaciers of Europe (Prof. Paper 1386-E), R.S. Williams Jr., J.G. Ferrigno, Eds., 164 pp., 1993, $17 (USGS).

The fourth volume in the planned 11-volume set: Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World. Reviewed by C.L. Parkinson in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 861-862, May, who concludes that this is an impressive, high quality volume of value to anyone interested in climate change in Europe over the past few hundred years.

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