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Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Oceans: A Very Short Introduction  

Dorrik Stow

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.001.0001
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book
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9780199655076
The oceans are critical for life on Earth. They are vital for the regulation of climate, and with global warming and decreasing land area they have become increasingly important as a source ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0006
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9780198715931
‘The Epilogue’ summarizes our current position. We are well into a cycle of warming that is certain to lead to dramatic geophysical, social, and economic changes during the next hundred ... More
10. Ultimate climate change

10. Ultimate climate change  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0010
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9780199641130
We can look to the future using a solid understanding of how the climate of the Earth has varied in the past. In this way, predictions can be made. ‘Ultimate climate change’ predicts the ... More
Epiloguenew global awareness

Epilogue: new global awareness  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
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9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0011
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The Epilogue explains that the use and abuse of the oceans will undoubtedly affect every individual on the planet, so that it is far too important an issue to leave in the hands of ... More
5. Risk perception

5. Risk perception  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0006
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9780199576203
‘Risk perception’ examines how people understand risk, and how this understanding influences decision-making. Effectively making a risk decision requires an individual to have an ... More
7. Risk, culture, and society

7. Risk, culture, and society  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0008
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‘Risk, culture and society’ frames risk management within society as a whole. The modern study of risk began with assessing probability of defined events, and developed into a science with ... More
4. Modelling future climate

4. Modelling future climate  

Mark Maslin

in Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction (3rd edn)

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Oct 2014
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Oct 2014
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9780191788376
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10.1093/actrade/9780198719045.003.0004
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‘Modelling future climate’ is about understanding the fundamental physical processes of the climate system. Modelling future climate considers the carbon cycle, cooling effects, carbon ... More
1. Home

1. Home  

Tim Lenton

in Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.003.0001
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9780198718871
Earth system science is the research field that seeks to understand how our planet functions as a whole system. Its scope is broad; it spans 4.5 billion years of Earth history, how the ... More
4. The enemy withinsuper-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake

4. The enemy within: super-eruptions, giant tsunamis, and the coming great quake  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
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9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198715931
‘The Enemy Within’ begins with volcanic super-eruptions and their devastating consequences such as the 1815 eruption of volcano Tambora in Indonesia, and ancient eruptions in Yellowstone, ... More
2. Discovering the Antarctic

2. Discovering the Antarctic  

Klaus Dodds

in The Antarctic: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778438
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697687.003.0002
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9780199697687
Antarctic discovery and exploration are profoundly gendered, racialized, nationalized, and civilized. ‘Discovering the Antarctic’ looks at initial exploration and discovery in the Antarctic ... More
7. Great ice ages

7. Great ice ages  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0007
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9780199641130
In the 1960s, when long, continuous sediment cores were first recovered from the bottom of the oceans, it was realised how many ice ages there have been. ‘Great ice ages’ looks at what ... More
5. Environmental futures

5. Environmental futures  

Andrew Dobson

in Environmental Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2016
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Jan 2016
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9780191781209
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665570.003.0006
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9780199665570
Environmental politics is a feature of the political landscape, which, now that it is established, is likely to persist well into the future. In part this is because the problems that have ... More
3. Analysing risk

3. Analysing risk  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199576203
‘Analysing risk’ shows how risk analysts measure risks and determine their sources. This involves observing a situation, then using scientific knowledge to extrapolate these observations to ... More
2. Defining risk

2. Defining risk  

Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany

in Risk: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777714
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199576203.003.0003
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9780199576203
‘Defining Risk’ looks at how risks can be specified so we can make choices about them. Effectively defining risk is essential to improving outcomes, but it can lead to a lack of moral ... More
8. The need for nuclear power

8. The need for nuclear power  

Maxwell Irvine

in Nuclear Power: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777875
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199584970.003.0008
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9780199584970
‘The need for nuclear power’ explains how the demand for energy is increasing due to population growth and economic activity and puts forward the case for nuclear power. There is a pressing ... More
1. What are renewables?

1. What are renewables?  

Nick Jelley

in Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2020
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Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191864087
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198825401.003.0001
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9780198825401
‘What are renewables?’ defines renewable energy and provides a brief history of its use. It focuses on energy generated by solar, wind, and hydropower. These energy sources are renewable, ... More
8. Generalization

8. Generalization  

Tim Lenton

in Earth System Science: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191788338
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718871.003.0008
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chapter
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9780198718871
This VSI has introduced how one habitable planet—the Earth—can be studied as a system. However, in just the past few years, scientists have made the remarkable discovery that there are ... More
Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction

Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Bill McGuire

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.001.0001
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book
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9780198715931
Life on Earth will come to an end. It is just a matter of when. Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction focuses on the many potential catastrophes facing our planet and our species ... More
3. The Ice Age cometh

3. The Ice Age cometh  

Bill McGuire

in Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0003
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chapter
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9780198715931
What turns ice ages on and off? ‘The Ice Age cometh’ considers the potential impact global warming may have on the arrival of the next expected Ice Age. Will global warming fend it off or ... More
6. Ocean–climate nexus

6. Ocean–climate nexus  

Dorrik Stow

in Oceans: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2017
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Jul 2017
eISBN: 
9780191782428
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199655076.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199655076
‘Ocean–climate nexus’ explains how the oceans and atmosphere together control and express both the Earth’s daily weather systems and the long-term changes in planetary climate. The natural ... More

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