|Understanding Sea-Level Rise And Variability|
|Friday, 03 February 2012 11:06|
Editors: John A. Church, Philip L. Woodworth, Thorkild Aarup And W. Stanley Wilson
From Baird Maritime
The title of this nevertheless important book reveals the biases of its editors. A more satisfactory title would have deleted the words “RISE and”.Allowing for that, however, the editors have mitigated that bias with the inclusion of considerable data and comment that emphasise the much more appropriate word “variability”.
Your reviewer, like most people he knows, accepts the realities of both climate change and sea level variability, however, his bullshit detector alarm always sounds very loudly when he sees the terms “global warming” and sea-level rise” being used. The pity is that so few scientists understand the damage done to their causes by the use of such emotive expressions.
Putting that terminological inexactitude to one side, though, this book is both thought provoking and valuable to a very wide range of readers. It contains a vast amount of important facts and is very clearly presented and well illustrated.
It’s a very comprehensive and important aide to understanding a globally vital subject.
Ordering information:Wiley-Blackwell Chichester, UK Web: www.wiley.com/wiley-blackwell
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