Energy and Climate Change. Report of the DOE sources," "Impacts and Responses," and "Climate Multi-Laboratory Climate Change Committee (1990, Change and U.S. Water Resources." An index is 161 pp., hardbound, Lewis Publishers). The Depart- included after the summary. ment of Energy (DOE) has prepared this report to Mountain Environment (A.J. Gerrard, 1990, 317 pp., provide an overview of scientific understanding of $25.00, hardbound, The MIT Press). This book com- the potential chemical, climatic, and environmental bines ecological, climatological, hydrological, vol- effects of continuing emissions of carbon dioxide and canic, and environmental management concerns in other radiatively and chemically active trace gases. a systemic treatment of mountain geomorphology. The report emphasizes the broad scientific concensus The author discusses the unique nature of mountains, in this area, while acknowledging the important the mountain ecosystem, the high-energy sytems of uncertainties that remain. The seven chapters in- weathering and mass movement, and analyzes the cluded "Summary," "Emissions," "The Changing role of rivers and hydrology, and the processes of Composition, Chemistry, and Radiative Forcing of slope evolution. Chapters include, "The nature and the Global Atmosphere," "Climatic Consequences of distinctiveness of mountains," "Mountain geoecol- Composition Changes," "Consequences of Climate ogy," "Weathering and mass movement," "Mountain Change for the Human Environment," "Options for hydrology and river processes," "Slope form and Technological Response to Climate Change," and evolution," "Glaciation of mountains," "Volcanoes "Climate Change and the National Energy Strategy." as mountains," "Mountains under pressure: applied A list of references and an appendix containing author physical geography," and "Integration of spatial and affiliations are included. temporal mountain systems—the uncertainty di- lemma." A biography and index are included. Chambers Air and Space Dictionary (P. Walker, ed., 1990, 216 pp., $8.95, paperbound, W & R Chambers Ltd). This dictionary is concerned with the sciences and technologies of everything above the earth's Publisher's Addresses surface. It contains approximately 6000 definitions, including 1,500 in aeronautics, 600 in astronomy, W & R Chamber s Ltd Publishers, 43-45 Annan- 500 in meteorology, and 400 in space and radar, dale Street, Edinburgh EH7, 4AZ Scotland, together with a large number of relevant definitions United Kingdom from acoustics, physics, telecommunications, and engineering. The aim of the book is to give a com- Connecticu t Sea Gran t College Program, Ma- prehensive treatment of subjects which interact with rine Sciences Institute, University of Con- each other in many ways. Special articles are included necticut at Avery Point, Groton, CT 06340 in separate panels to supply fuller treatments of major Kluwe r Academi c Publishers, 101 Philip Drive, topics within each subject. Norwell, MA 02061 Climate Change and U.S. Water Resources (P. E. Lewi s Publishers, Inc., 121 South Main Street, Waggoner, 1990, 496 pp., hardbound, John Wiley P.O. Drawer 519, Chelsea, Ml 48118 & Sons, Inc.). This book is a compilation of the latest Th e MI T Press, 55 Hayward Street, Cambridge, American Association for the Advancement of Sci- MA 02142 ence (AAAS) findings and recommendations by the Panel on Climate and Water on one of the major Pergamo n Press, Inc., Maxwell House, Fair- impacts of the greenhouse efect—the supply and view Park, Elmsford, NY 10523 demand for water. Chapters cover the environmental, Springer-Verla g Ne w York, Inc., 175 Fifth Av- economic, and societal ramifications of a water sup- enue, New York, NY 10010 ply crisis. The book alerts scientists, political bodies, and private enterprise to the likely outcomes of rising John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Avenue, temperatures, increasing evapotranspiration, accel- New York, NY 10158 • erated melting of snowpacks, new seasonal cycles, and other results of the greenhouse effect. Sections include "The Setting," "From Climate to Water Re- Bulletin American Meteorological Society
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Published: Aug 1, 1990
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