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  Books used in this course  

Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere
C. Donald Ahrens
Cengage Learning
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Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
C. Donald Ahrens
Cengage Learning
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  Additional books of interest  

Atlas of Oceans
An Ecological Survey of Underwater Life

Beautifully illustrated, packed with maps and diagrams and containing up-to-the-minute data on the status of endangered marine species, Atlas of Oceans is a celebration of Earth's vibrant and awe-inspiring oceans and seas and a timely, important exposition on what must be done to protect this vital resource.

2011   256 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300167504
$55.00 / $49.50
The Changing Atmosphere
A Global Challenge

In this important book, a widely known authority in atmospheric research describes the causes of acid rain, ozone depletion, and global warming and the evidence for each one's recent acceleration, and he provides practical and long-range suggestions for controlling these and other forms of atmospheric deterioration.

1990    pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300056648
$19.00 / $17.10

The Crowded Greenhouse
Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World

This book presents a revolutionary vision of how we can create a sustainable planet. Focusing on two critical global issues—rapid population growth and a human-induced climate change—it prescribes steps and a view of the future that we can adopt to stabilize both population and climate.

2002   258 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300093209
$65.00 / $58.50
The Lomborg Deception
Setting the Record Straight About Global Warming

In this important book, Howard Friel examines the scholarship of Bjørn Lomborg, the world’s leading global warming skeptic, and finds it to be grounded in highly questionable data and analysis.

2011   272 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171280
$20.00 / $18.00

Climate Change and Biodiversity

Leading researchers discuss what is now known about past climate changes in different areas of the world. They examine recent trends in and projections about climate change; ways that particular organisms are responding to climate change; conservation challenges, including social and policy issues; and more.

2006   440 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300119800
$45.00 / $40.50
A Question of Balance
Weighing the Options on Global Warming Policies

This vitally important book shows how economic analysis can help us to better address the challenges of global warming. Integrating economic and scientific research, the author provides a comprehensive model that can determine which of many alternative proposals will be most cost-beneficial in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions.

2008   256 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300137484
$30.00 / $27.00

Global Warming and Biological Diversity

This important book—the first to discuss in detail the consequences of global warming for ecosystems—includes commentary by distinguished scientists on many aspects of this critical problem. Considering a variety of specific ecosystems, experts describe responses of animals and plants to previous climate changes, interactions between various environmental components, and synergisms between climate...

1994   408 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300059304
$30.00 / $27.00
Breaking the Logjam
Environmental Protection That Will Work

In this nonpartisan call to action through public understanding, three leading environmental scholars identify the core problems with current environmental statutes and programs, and explain how Congress can fix them.

2012   216 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300171488
$30.00 / $27.00

Red Sky at Morning
America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Second Edition

In this powerful book, a renowned environmental leader warns that despite all the international negotiations of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. He explains why this is so and presents eight specific steps that governments and citizens can take to achieve a sustainable future.

A Nota Bene book
2005   352 pp.
Paper ISBN: 9780300107760
$21.00 / $18.90
The Bridge at the Edge of the World
Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

The author of Red Sky at Morning would be the first to agree that we are in deep environmental trouble, but he offers hope that there is still time to avert global catastrophe. Gus Speth explores a wide variety of promising and even radical ideas for transforming modern capitalism so as to protect and restore the natural world.

2009   320 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300151152
$18.00 / $16.20

Journey of the Universe

This exhilarating book explores the history of the universe from diverse perspectives—the sciences and the humanities—and offers a profoundly hopeful view of humankind's opportunity to create a vibrant future for Earth and all its inhabitants.

2011   192 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300171907
$27.00 / $24.30
Green Intelligence
Creating Environments That Protect Human Health

By analyzing five case studies on pesticides, plastics, hazardous waste sites, vehicle emissions, and nuclear weapons testing, environmental expert John Wargo envisions a safer world through greener intelligence.

2010   400 pp.   -   Paper ISBN: 9780300167900
$24.00 / $21.60

Disconnected Rivers
Linking Rivers to Landscapes

This richly illustrated, thoughtful book summarizes the history and present condition of river systems and their watersheds across the United States. It shows how human activities have impoverished our rivers, what we can do to reverse this trend, and teaches us to view the connections between rivers and their landscapes more holistically. 

2004   320 pp.
Cloth ISBN: 9780300103328
$65.00 / $58.50