First published in 1966 these collected papers, written by the distinguished and visionary climatologist Hubert H. Lamb, describe how climates come about and give a history of climatic changes from the last ice-age to the present time.
Table of Contents
1. Our changing climate, past and present. 2. Fundamentals of climate. 3. On the nature of certain climatic epochs which differed from the modern (1900-39) normal. 4. Mapping methods applied to the study of climatic variations and vicissitudes. 5. The role of atmosphere and oceans in relation to climatic changes and the growth of ice-sheets on land. 6. Trees and climatic history in Scotland; a radiocarbon dating test and other evidence. 7. Britain’s climate in the past. 8. What can we find out about the trend of our climate?
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