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Published: 28 May 2009

304 Pages | 160 colour illustrations, tables, and figures


ISBN: 9780199568321

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Climate Change

From science to sustainability

Second Edition

Stephen Peake and Joe Smith

The Open University

  • The first text to provide a truly balanced account of this important, interdisciplinary field.
  • Written by two authors with complementary expertise, and a wealth of valuable experience, to yield an authoritative, well-rounded text.
  • Activities, boxes and questions throughout encourage the reader to actively engage with the subject matter, helping them to develop the skills needed to be a part of our response to this global challenge.
  • The Online Resource Centre features additional materials for both lecturers and students, enhancing the value of the text as a teaching and learning tool.

New to this Edition:

  • Updates the relevant science to take into account new information from the IPCC's recently published Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), Climate Change 2007.
  • Discusses latest policy decisions and their implications.
  • Provides more grounding in the basic scientific concepts on which an understanding of climate change, as a process, is built.

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