Weather and Climate: Decade by Decade
Publisher: Facts on File; 1 edition | ISBN : 0816055351 | April 6, 2007 | 272 pages | PDF | 20.3MB
From the Twentieth-Century Science series, this discusses the progress of weather and climate science from 1900 to 2000. Each chapter includes a clearly written but demanding text. The type is small, the sentences are long, and the vocabulary will challenge many high-school students; other readers will find this an invaluable resource, especially for research on climate change. Particularly useful is the way this offers historical perspective on individual scientists' awareness, research, theories, and opinions on the topic, beginning with early twentieth-century debates over whether burning fossil fuels would warm the atmosphere (and whether that would be beneficial). Appended is a section describing various awards and award winners in the field, a glossary, and lists of books, Internet resources, periodicals, and organizations. Black-and-white photos, graphs, and other pictures illustrate. Phelan, Carolyn.