Climate Change in Context, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414437080
  • ISBN-13: 9781414437088
  • DDC: 363.73874
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1006 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Climate Change in Context is a comprehensive guide to the increasingly important topic of climate change, including global warming. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, general science, history, government, and the social sciences. Aimed primarily at high school students, this 2-volume, 4-color title offers coverage of the history, politics, and ethical debates related to climate change, including the impact of climate change on daily life, trade and commerce, travel, and the future of both industrialized and impoverished nations. It brings together original essays written by leading experts in the field, primary source documents, and sidebars on the cultural, economic, and political issues surrounding climate change -- providing insights on leading social issues and spurring critical thinking about the impact of environmental issues on daily life and globalization.

Features include:

  • 250 articles written by global experts in physics, geology, earth science, environmental science, sociology, and law
  • More than 250 color photographs, illustrations, maps, and tables that put the topics into context
  • "Words to Know" section within each entry that helps students to read in context without being overwhelmed by scientific terminology
  • Chronology that includes many of the most significant events in the history of scientific thought and advances of science
  • Extensive bibliographies with citations of books, periodicals, websites, and audio and visual materials
  • Comprehensive general index

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414436149 | ISBN-13: 9781414436142


"The range of social, economic, scientific and political issues this set explores, in combination with its accessibility to the general public in high school and beyond, makes this a highly recommended resource for high school and public libraries." --Doug's Student Reference Room, October 2008

— Doug's Student Reference Room

"Recommended. General readers and lower-division undergraduates." --CHOICE, February 2009

— Choice

"Although some individuals question the science behind climate change, this new set leaves no doubt of its existence and importance...suitable for high-school, public, and college collections." --Booklist, December 2008

— Booklist