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Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge Into Action, CourseSmart eTextbook

By David Kitchen

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Apr 5, 2013

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The science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics—and is of particular importance to the geosciences. This thoughtfully crafted new text and accompanying media encourage non-science majors to practice critical thinking, analysis, and discourse about climate change themes. Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, acclaimed educator and researcher, David Kitchen, examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping students with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Chapter 1: “So what’s up with the weather?”

Chapter 2: The Evidence of Climate Change

 

Part 2

Chapter 3: Energy and Earth’s Climate

Chapter 4: The Weather Machine

 

Part 3

Chapter 5: Revealing Ancient Climate

Chapter 6: Climate History

 

Part 4

Chapter 7: The Global Impact of Climate Change

Chapter 8: Politics and People

 

Part 5

Chapter 9: The Energy Crisis

Chapter 10: Turning Knowledge Into Action

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$55.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-321-86414-7