Climate Change

Author: Joseph Romm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190250178
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Climate change is now an existential issue for humanity. Serious climate impacts
have already been observed on every continent. Far more dangerous climate
impacts are inevitable without much stronger action than the world is currently
pursuing, as several major 2014 scientific reports concluded. Since everyone's
family will be affected by climate change—indeed, they already are—everyone
needs to know the basics about it, regardless of their politics. Many of the major
decisions ...

Environmental Protection

Author: Pamela Hill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190223073
Size: 35.29 MB
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In 1962, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring sounded an alarm: the natural environment is being dangerously degraded because of human activity. Ever since, environmental protection has been a major societal concern.

Food Politics

Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199322406
Size: 10.62 MB
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Paarlberg's book challenges myths and critiques more than a few of today's fashionable beliefs about farming and food. For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read.

Marine Pollution

Author: Judith S. Weis
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199996687
Size: 20.97 MB
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The book's final section will discuss the effects of climate change and acidification on marine pollution levels, and how we can reduce pollutionat the local and global levels.

Nuclear Energy

Author: Charles D. Ferguson
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199759456
Size: 77.69 MB
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In Nuclear Energy: What Everyone Need to Know, Charles Ferguson provides an authoritative but highly accessible guide to the controversial issue of nuclear power.

China S Economy

Author: Arthur R. Kroeber
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190239042
Size: 70.29 MB
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Whether you're doing business in China, negotiating with its government officials, or a student trying to navigate the complexities of this fascinating and diverse country, this is the one book that will tell you everything you need to know ...

Food And Agriculture What Everyone Needs To Know

Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190269200
Size: 73.52 MB
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Experts disagree on whether the 2012 summer drought in the United States was
linked to longterm climate change or to shortterm factors such as a cyclical La
Niña effect. The impacts of climate change on farming in the developing world
are likely to be more damaging. One 2009 projection done by the International
Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) was based on a linked computer model
that incorporated both a food supplyanddemand component and a biological
crop growth ...

The New Middle East What Everyone Needs To Know

Author: James L. Gelvin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190654007
Size: 32.37 MB
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In The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know®, renowned Middle East scholar James L. Gelvin explains all these developments and more in a concise question-and-answer format.

The World S Energy Supply What Everyone Needs To Know

Author: Jose Goldemberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190269219
Size: 53.20 MB
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In addition, deforestation emissions and other forms of landuse change in
developing countries are contributing significantly to the emissions. The origin of
CO2 emissions from final end use is indicated in Table 8.1. Table 8.1 The origin
of CO2 emissions * Others include commercial, public services, agriculture/
forestry/fishing What is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? The
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a scientific
intergovernmental body tasked ...

Energy

Author: Jose Goldemberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199942730
Size: 68.97 MB
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The book sheds light on the role of population growth in energy consumption, renewable energy resources, the amount of available energy reserves (and when they will run out), geopolitical issues, environmental problems, the frequency of ...