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1. Desert Climates

1. Desert Climates  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199564309
Aridity is a common feature of deserts but there are many different types of aridity. ‘Desert climates’ tackles the causes of aridity, the variety of climates that exist in deserts, and ... More
5. Tectonics and climate

5. Tectonics and climate  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199641130
The modern climate system is influenced by millions years of plate tectonics, which have produced occurrences such as large amounts of ice at both Poles. ‘Tectonics and climate’ considers ... More
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Deserts: A Very Short Introduction  

Nick Middleton

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199564309
Deserts: A Very Short Introduction explores the nature of deserts and the extent of their variety, climates, landscapes, wildlife, and human habitation. Typified by drought and ... More
6. Global climate cooling

6. Global climate cooling  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199641130
Over the last 50 million years, small variations in the movements of continents have changed the Earth's climate from being a greenhouse to an icehouse. ‘Global climate cooling’ explains ... More
4. Extreme climates

4. Extreme climates  

Mark Maslin

in Climate: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199641130
Humans are able to flourish in extreme climates. We have lived in every continent except Antarctica. ‘Extreme climates’ shows that problems in extremes of climate arise when they happen ... More
4. Atmospheric composition

4. Atmospheric composition  

Paul I. Palmer

in The Atmosphere: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
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Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191788970
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198722038.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198722038
Nitrogen, oxygen, and argon represent more than 99.9% of the air we breathe. But Earth’s atmosphere hasn’t always had that composition—it is on at least its third distinctive atmosphere. ... More
2. Earth system

2. Earth system  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792987
To confirm that humans have altered Earth’s functioning as a system, the causal mechanisms behind these alterations must be demonstrated. Only through a robust understanding of Earth as a ... More
5. The threat from spaceasteroid and comet impacts

5. The threat from space: asteroid and comet impacts  

Bill McGuire

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

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Aug 2014
eISBN: 
9780191784088
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198715931.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198715931
‘The Threat from Space’ considers the threat of asteroids and comets colliding with Earth. Potential impacts of Near Earth Asteroids, with almost circular orbits, have been identified, but ... More
5. Desert Connections

5. Desert Connections  

Nick Middleton

in Deserts: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777462
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199564309.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199564309
‘Desert connections’ looks at how deserts interact with the rest of the world. Deserts are integral to the total Earth system. Dust from the Sahara is blown to southern Europe where it is ... More
10. After Being and Time

10. After Being and Time  

Michael Inwood

in Heidegger: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2019
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Jan 2019
eISBN: 
9780191867095
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198828662.003.0010
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198828662
‘After Being and Time’ provides a brief survey of Heidegger’s thought after Being and Time, which reveals something of the overall coherence of his life-long project. Being and Time gave a ... More
6. Oikos

6. Oikos  

Erle C. Ellis

in Anthropocene: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191834738
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198792987.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198792987
Human reshaping of ecology has been driving the Anthropocene transition since its very first beginnings. ‘Oikos’ explains that the Anthropocene poses even greater challenges for those ... More
Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Climate: A Very Short Introduction  

Mark Maslin

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778254
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199641130.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199641130
Climate: A Very Short Introduction considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control the climate on Earth. ... More

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