Climate : a very short introduction
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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Book
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xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and index.
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The threat of global warming--the danger of melting ice caps, rising ocean levels, lost coast lines, and increasingly volatile weather--has made climate an integral aspect of one of the great hot-button issues of our time. It has certainly never been more important for all of us to understand the nature of climate than now. In this wide-ranging Very Short Introduction to climate, Mark Maslin considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. He considers the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. He concludes by touching on the issue of climate change, and outlines some of the approaches that are now being taken to tackle it.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Maslin, M. (2013). Climate: a very short introduction (First edition.). Oxford University Press.

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Maslin, Mark. 2013. Climate: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.

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Maslin, Mark. Climate: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press, 2013.

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Maslin, Mark. Climate: A Very Short Introduction First edition., Oxford University Press, 2013.

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