Climate Change

A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mark Maslin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198719043

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 9771

Previous editions published as: Global warming.

Climate: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Mark Maslin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653934

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 2847

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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Province House - seat of the Spiš Museum in Spišská Nová Ves


Author: Múzeum Spiša v Spišskej Novej Vsi

Publisher: Múzeum Spiša v Spišskej Novej Vsi

ISBN: 8085173131


Page: N.A

View: 4384

The e-book contains a basic overview of Spiš Museum exhibitions in Spišská Nová Ves, located in a historic building called the Province House. The historical exhibition is focused mainly on the history of Spišská Nová Ves. Central and South Spiš is presented in the mining exhibition. The archaeological exhibition thematically covers the entire Spiš region. The natural history section of this eBook portrays the results of the explorations of the Spiš Museum experts, aimed at paleontology (the period of the Tertiary Sea in Spiš), the development of vegetation in Šafárka in the Volovské Hills during the last glacial era (Palynology), as well as an overview of the plants in the permanent Nature of Spiš exhibition (botany).

National Climate Program Act

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session, on S. 421 ... S. 1652 ....


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

Publisher: N.A


Category: Climatic changes

Page: 498

View: 8683

Climate applications in forest renewal and forest production

proceedings of Forest Climate '86, November 17-20, 1986, Geneva Park, Orillia, Ontario


Author: D. C. MacIver,R. B. Street,A. N. Auclair,Canadian Forestry Service,Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

Publisher: Service Canadien des forêts

ISBN: 9780660130965

Category: Science

Page: 307

View: 8882



Author: Anthony Storr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783926642349


Page: 160

View: 9906

Internationale Migration


Author: Khalid Koser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150186930

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 204

View: 624

"Es gibt aktuell auf der Welt mehr Migranten denn jemals zuvor; Kriege und Bürgerkriege sind genauso Gründe dafür wie Armut, wirtschaftliche Ansprüche oder gar Unternehmensgeist. Neu ist das Phänomen gleichwohl nicht, es hat die Geschichte von Kulturen und Staaten immer schon mitgeprägt. Khalid Koser, ein international gefragter Migrationsexperte des Genfer Zentrums für Sicherheitspolitik, stellt das Phänomen mit all seinen Problemen und Auswirkungen knapp, abgewogen und differenziert dar, widerlegt zahlreiche dazu umlaufende Mythen und plädiert dafür, den Wert der Migration für Volkswirtschaften und Kulturen zu erkennen und zu würdigen."--Verl.

A Synopsis of Known and Potential Diseases and Parasites Associated with Climate Change


Author: N.A

Publisher: Sault Ste. Marie : Ontario Forest Research Institute


Category: Animals

Page: 182

View: 3220

Current climate change models for Ontario predict that mean annual temperature will increase by up to 3°C over the next century. Temperatures are expected to increase more in winter than in summer, with an increase in frost-free days, and to increase more in northern than southern latitudes. Minimum temperatures should increase more than maximum temperatures. Precipitation, although somewhat unpredictable, is expected to increase in Ontario, but increased evaporation and transpiration due to warmer temperatures will likely result in drier conditions, particularly during the summer growing seasons. If Ontario's climate changes as predicted, many human, animal and plant diseases that are affected by climate will also change in range, intensity, and/or a variety of other ways, in turn affecting the health and well-being of people, animals and plants in Ontario. This report identifies which diseases are likely to be affected by climate and which human, animal, and plant groups are most vulnerable to them. It also provides recommendations for changing disease management strategies and practices to mitigate the effects of climate change. Because we cannot predict precisely how climate change will affect disease and because the predicted changes may occur at a relatively fast pace, we must improve our knowledge base and our response capability at local, regional and national levels to maintain current levels of health. Doing so will enable us to face the coming challenges, adapt to them, learn from them, and protect Ontario's communities and ecosystems.


eine Einführung


Author: Brian Charlesworth,Deborah Charlesworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783150187050


Page: 211

View: 7854

Evolution auf den Punkt gebracht. Eine kurze Einführung in die Prinzipien und Fragen der Entstehung und Entwicklung des Lebens auf unserem Planeten.

Basics Lichtplanung


Author: Roman Skowranek

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035613184

Category: Architecture

Page: 64

View: 7247

Mehr als jedes andere Baumaterial bestimmt das Tageslicht Raumwirkungen, erzeugt Stimmungen, inszeniert Architektur. Eine sinnvolle Tages- und eine darauf abgestimmte Kunstlichtplanung trägt, gerade in Bürogebäuden, wesentlich zur Energieeinsparung bei: Je besser das Tageslicht genutzt wird, desto weniger Energie muss für Kunstlicht eingesetzt werden. Aus diesem Grund hat sich das Leitbild der Architektur in den letzten Jahren geändert: Aus abgeschlossenen, voll klimatisierten Gebäuden wurden zunehmend Bauwerke, die auf die klimatischen Gegebenheiten der Umgebung baulich reagieren und so, ohne Einbußen beim Komfort, nur noch wenig Energie benötigen. Im Band Basics Lichtplanung sind die wichtigsten Grundlagen zur Tages- und Kunstlichtplanung zusammengestellt. Themen sind u.a.: Größen und Einheiten Planungsregeln der Gebäudekonzeption (Grundrissgestaltung, Gebäudeorientierung und Fassadengliederung) Konzepte der Lichtplanung aktuelle Tages- und Kunstlichtsysteme Sonnenschutz Tageslichtlenkung