A preview of The Atlas of Climate Change


Atlas of Climate Change cover

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Kristin Dow and Thomas E. Downing's The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge (University of California Press, 2011). The preview consists of thirteen full-color spreads with information on warning signs, polar changes, shrinking glaciers, ocean changes, everyday extremes, the greenhouse effect, the climate system, interpreting past climates, methane and other gases, threatened water security, threats to health, personal action, and public action.

"A rich and colorful collection of charts, data, case studies and clear text that explains the main topics that make up the many faces of climate change," writes the reviewer for Frontiers of Biogeography. "An excellent introduction to the many dimensions of climate change — one that will engage and inform a wide range of readers. ... In a crowded market of 'introductions to climate change,' the Atlas stands out for its clarity, range of topics and appealing presentation. It is much more than just the sum of its maps."