Bibliographic Details

Encyclopedia of world climatology / edited by John E. Oliver.

Imprint Dordrecht, The Netherlands : Springer, c2005.
Description xx, 854 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Language English
Series Encyclopedia of earth sciences series
Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
Subject Climatology -- Encyclopedias.
Meteorology -- Encyclopedias.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Oliver, John E.
ISBN 1402032641 ( : acid-free paper)
Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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This revised encyclopedia updates and expands the classic Encyclopedia of Climatology (1987). More than 200 signed entries from 150 expert contributors are included. Changes reflect developments in the field of climatology over the last 20 years. The major change from the earlier work is the transfer of the majority of the entries on paleoclimatology to the forthcoming companion volume, Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments (due August 2006). Increased information about and interest in older climates warrants this new encyclopedia and allows the editors to include additional entries on general climatological topics. The highly informative and well-written entries cover all main disciplines of climatology, provide climate information for major continental areas, and describe the dynamics of climate. Short biographies of prominent climatologists are also included. Graphs, charts, and drawings appear where appropriate. The editors have also updated and expanded the "further reading" bibliographies that accompany each entry. Author and subject indexes are provided, and the entries are extensively cross-referenced. Given the importance of the study of world climates, this is an indispensable reference for all libraries. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. All levels. J. C. Stachacz Indiana University Kokomo

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