10 August 2014

New e-Resources - Major Reference Works on Climate and Coastal Science

Some interesting new e-reference works, recently acquired as perpetual-access purchases:

Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources
 


This title leaves aside the political and emotional elements surrounding climate change to concentrate on an assessment of the broad range of threats - CO2 emissions, population growth, emerging global affluence, etc - to critical resources such as water, food, ecosystems, energy, and human health. Determining what these threats are while seeking preventive measures and adaptations is at the core of this unique reference work. 

Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science           
               
Written by an international team of scientists, this reference e-book aims to provide a comprehensive resource in the growing area of estuarine and coastal science. 

Changes in coasts and river banks around the world have a significant effect on the food chain, as well as on the physics and chemistry of the ocean. As they become more densely populated, for example, the pressure on these ecosystems intensifies, putting a new focus on environmental, socioeconomic and policy issues.

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