Sir John Houghton, in this Fourth Edition of his book: "Global Warming: The Complete Briefing", has written what should be the last word in this magisterial presentation of the latest science based very much on the IPCC Assessments. ... The book, almost seductively, leads the reader through the essential science behind the issue of climate change. ...[it] treats the science in a balanced, understandable and rigorous manner." - John Stone, Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanography Society
Praise for the 3rd Edition: "...this book definitely lives up to its title. Highly recommended." R.M. Ferguson, Eastern Connecticut State University, CHOICE
"...the best single-volume guide to the science of climate change." Times Literary Supplement
"...I highly recommend this textbook." EOS, Keith Alverson
"...a widely praised book on global warming and its consequences." The Economist
"This text combines all of the various IPCC products under one cover and adds a single well-edited delivery mechanism." Oceanography
Houghton's market-leading textbook, now in full color and with the latest IPCC findings, is the definitive guide to climate change. Written for students across a wide range of disciplines, its simple, logical flow of ideas gives an invaluable grounding in the science, impacts and need for action on global warming.