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Author Somerville, Richard.
Title The forgiving air : understanding environmental change / Richard C.J. Somerville ; [with a new preface].
Imprint Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1998, 1996.

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Author Somerville, Richard.
Subject Ozone layer depletion -- Environmental aspects.
Climatic changes.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Environmental aspects.
Acid rain -- Environmental aspects.
Air -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 195 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-192) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Ozone Hole -- 3. The Greenhouse Effect -- 4. Computing Weather and Climate -- 5. Reacting to Climate Change -- 6. Global Change Causes and Remedies -- 7. Air Pollution and Acid Rain -- 8. The Future of Planet Earth -- 9. On Scientists and Doing Science.
Summary The Forgiving Air is an authoritative, up-to-date handbook on global change. Written by a scientist for nonscientists, this primer humanizes the great environmental issues of our time - the hole in the ozone layer, the greenhouse effect, acid rain, and air pollution - and explains everything in accessible prose. A new preface takes into account developments in environmental policy that have occurred since publication. Highlighting the interrelatedness of human activity and global change, Richard Somerville stresses the importance of an educated public in a world where the role of science is increasingly critical. -- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585032904 (electronic bk.)
9780585032900 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42330000
Additional Format Print version: Somerville, Richard. Forgiving air. Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, 1998, 1996 0520213882 (DLC) 95018974 (OCoLC)39509872
Table of Contents
 Preface to the Paperback Edition 
2The Ozone Hole5
3The Greenhouse Effect31
4Computing Weather and Climate55
5Reacting to Climate Change99
6Global-Change Causes and Remedies114
7Air Pollution and Acid Rain129
8The Future of Planet Earth150
9On Scientists and Doing Science158
 Original Sources191

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