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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 10, NUMBER 5, MAY 1997
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
Adaptation to Climate Change: Interim Results from the U.S. Country Studies
Program, J.B. Smith et al., Eds., 404 pp., 1996, $156 (Kluwer).
Presents preliminary results from 13 assessment studies conducted under the
Framework Convention on Climate Change. Much of the data comes from countries
for which there was no previous research on the impacts of climate change on
agriculture, grasslands, forests, and water and coastal resources.
and the Mediterranean: Environmental and Societal Impacts of Climatic Change and
Sea Level Rise in the Mediterranean Region. Vol. 1, L. Jeftic, J.D.
Milliman, G. Sestini, Eds., 673 pp., 1995, $135. Vol. 2, L. Jeftic, S. Keckes,
J.C. Pernetta, Eds., 564 pp., 1996, $135. Both published by Wiley.
Volume 1 gives an overview of the Mediterranean Sea and climate change, and
covers its generic effects on sea level, water resources, land degradation,
vegetation, land use, and river deltas, as well as several case studies. Volume
2 further documents impacts on ecological systems and socio-economic structures
of this region. Through five new case studies, explores the likely effects on 11
vulnerable coastal sites, and options to avoid, mitigate or adapt.
Climatic Change in
the Intra-Americas Sea: Implications of Future Climate on the Ecosystems and
Socio-Economic Structure in the Marine and Coastal Regions of the Caribbean Sea,
Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, and the Northeast Coast of South America, G.A.
Maul, Ed., 389 pp., 1995, $100 (Wiley).
A comprehensive account of the implications of global warming and sea level
rise for the ecosystems and socio-economic structure of these marine and coastal
regions of the Caribbean. Discusses modeling future climate change, natural and
man-made environments, impact on human health, ecological effects, and physical
Reviews of Previous Entries
The Impact of
Global Warming on Texas, G.R. North, J. Schmandt, J. Clarkson, Eds., 1995,
$29.95 (Univ. Texas).
Reviewed by M.F. Acevedo (Clim. Change, pp. 259-262, Feb. 1997), who
presents a brief summary and comment for each of the book's chapters. He
concludes that the book is an important contribution to environmental policy
making in the State of Texas, and provides good supplementary reading for a
variety of university courses.
Variability, Climate Change and Social Vulnerability in the Semi-Arid Tropics,
J.C. Ribot, S. Panagides, A.R. Magalhaes, Eds., 270 pp., 1995, $59.95 (Cambridge
Reviewed by R.H. Hosier (Global Environ. Change, pp. 82-83, Apr.
1997), who recommends the book to those working in this field, as well as those
concerned with the physical footprint of climate change.
Climate Change and
World Food Security (NATO ASI Ser. I, Vol. 37), T.E. Downing, Ed., 670 pp.,
1996, $299 (Springer).
Reviewed by A.R. Magalhaes (Global Environ. Change, pp. 81-82, Apr.
1997), who concludes that the book makes an outstanding contribution by
addressing a very important aspect of sustainability-the relationship between
environmental changes, food security and hunger.
Guide to Publishers
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