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Climate: A Very Short Introduction

Launch of Mark Maslin’s new book at Cheltenham Science Festival

Climate: A Very Short Introduction

The 2013 Cheltenham Science Festival saw the launch on 8th June of Professor Mark Maslin’s second book in the Oxford University Press “Very Short Introductions” series:

Climate: A Very short introduction considers all aspects of the global climate system, exploring and explaining the different components that control climate on Earth. These include the processes that allow energy to reach the Earth and how it is redistributed around the planet by the ocean-atmosphere system; the relationship and differences between climate and the weather; how climate has affected life on Earth and human settlements; and the cyclic and quasi-cyclic features of climate such as the Milankovitch cycles and El Nino. The book concludes by touching on issue of climate change, outlining some of the approaches are now being taken to tackle it.



This follows the success of Mark’s earlier book in the series on Global Warming (2009).


'Climate: A Very Short Introduction', Copyright © Oxford University Press

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