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Title Encyclopedia of climate and weather [electronic resource] / Stephen H. Schneider, editor in chief ; Michael D. Mastrandrea, associate editor in chief

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
Edition Second edition, e-reference edition
 RWU E-Resource  Online QC854 .E523 2011    LIMITED ACCESS
Descript 1 online resource (2 volumes (xvi, 929 pages)) : illustrations, maps
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Note Part of Oxford digital reference shelf
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents v. 1. A-K -- v. 2. L-Z
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This is a multidiscipline encyclopedia set that brings together practical and scientific issues related to the modern study of weather. Scientific principles from physics, chemistry, astronomy, and ecology are applies to agriculture, forestry, recreation, aviation, shipping and human health. Coverage includes biomes, fuels, forests, oceans, glaciers and energy systems. History, political science and literature are also included. The alphabetically arranged articles vary from brief definitions to multiple columns; country and regional weather summaries are comprehensive. Some topics are treated in essays that are subdivided. A few biographies are included. Articles have bibliographies and there is a glossary, a directory of contributors, and an index. This is an excellent source and is highly recommended for middle and high school science collections
Mode of access: World Wide Web
LC subject Climatology -- Encyclopedias
Weather -- Encyclopedias
Add Author Schneider, Stephen Henry
Mastrandrea, Michael D
Oxford University Press
Alt Title Climate and weather
Oxford digital reference shelf
Link Print version: Encyclopedia of climate and weather. 2nd ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199765324 (DLC) 2010037201 (OCoLC)668403281
ISBN 9780195313864 (ereference)
0195313860 (e-reference)