Sea Level Rise, Volume 75 by Bruce Douglas
History and Consequences (International Geophysics)

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Sea Level Rise, History and Consequences includes a special emphasis on the evidence for historical sea level change; case studies are used to demonstrate the resulting consequences. A CD-ROM is included which contain tide gauge data and trends of relative sea level from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level. The material on the CD-ROM is either in the form of text files, or web sites that can be opened by widely available web-browsers.

Sea level is expected to rise as much as 60-100 centimeters over the next century due to greenhouse-induced global warming -- or at least that is what the some scientists predict. However, the concept of sea level is extremely complex, which makes the prediction of sea level rise anything but certain. The reviewers are in consensus in enthusiastically endorsing this comprehensive book and CD-ROM treatment.

This book will be a comprehensive review of the subject using the data themselves (on CD-ROM) to illustrate the principles involved, rather than detailed mathematical treatments. The book should be readily accessible to upper division and first-year graduate students in the environmental sciences, geography, geology, and other interdisciplinary fields. Four pages (up to 16 pages) of color in the printed text.

The book will have wide appeal. It will be read by geologists, geophysicists, climatologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, environmental scientists, geomorphologists, coastal engineers, and policy makers in all of these fields.

About Bruce Douglas

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Douglas went to the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Stephen P. Leatherman, known nationwide as Dr. Beach, is an authority on coastal geography and beach management. He is the author of "Dr. Beach's Survival Guide" and the editor of "Sea Level Rise," among others, and the director of the International Hurricane Research Center & Laboratory for Coastal Research. Leatherman and his wife live in Miami, Florida. Jack Williams is a science journalist who specializes in weather and climate. He edited the "USA Today" weather page for more than fifty years and is the author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Arctic and Antarctic, Hurricane Watch," "The Weather Almanac," and "The Weather Book," Williams and his wife live in Falls Church, Virginia.
Published October 5, 2000 by Academic Press. 232 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction