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Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Mark Maslin

June 2013

ISBN: 9780199641130

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Maslin looks at all aspects of climate, from the physical and chemical factors that drive it and how climate differs from weather, to how climate has affected human settlements and the cyclic features of it. He ends with a look at climate change and our current approaches to solving it.

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In this Very Short Introduction, Mark Maslin looks at all aspects of climate, from the physical and chemical factors that drive it and how climate differs from weather, to how climate has affected human settlements and the cyclic features of it. He ends with a look at climate change and our current approaches to solving it.

  • A wide-ranging look at all aspects of the global climate system
  • Discusses the relationship and differences between climate and weather
  • Looks at the origins of our modern climate system, as well as climates of the past
  • Considers how climate has affected human settlements and life on Earth
  • Looks at climate change and what is being done about it
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series

About the Author(s)

Mark Maslin, Department of Geography, University College London

Mark Maslin, Professor of Geography at UCL and Director of the Environment Institute. He is also the author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction.

Table of Contents

    1: What is climate?
    2: Climate, atmosphere, and oceans
    3: Weather versus climate
    4: Origins of the modern climate system
    5: Climate and life
    6: Climate cooling
    7: Climate and civilization
    8: Future climate change
    9: Fixing climate

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