"This book is highly valuable for its description of the physics and chemistry involved in climate change." (Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
, September 2008)
"A useful addition to any science library in this country." (International Journal of Meteorology
Outstanding Academic Title for 2007
"Rigorous but rewarding, David Archer's book takes us through the science of global warming so that we can more effectively assess where the world may be heading."
–Andrew S. Goudie, University of Oxford
"David Archer's book is an accessible, entertaining, but detailed account of how scientists are trying to predict future climate change. It is an excellent book and should be the first port of call for anyone wanting to delve deeper into exactly what goes into those global warming forecasts."
–Mark Maslin, University College London, author of Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction, OUP (2004)
"David Archer has provided a masterful and lucid explanation of a complex environmental problem. This is all you need to understand the issues."
–Professor Ray Bradley, University of Massachusetts
"This is a wonderful book. Between the covers of a surprisingly slim paperback, David Archer has distilled nearly everything a concerned undergraduate student could wish to know about the workings of the climate system...overall, this book perfectly hits its target audience." –Keith Alverson, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, Environmental Conservation, August 2007
"...a tour de force of elegant explanation and didactic brilliance...I cannot recommend this book too highly; it is a well-written, evocative exposition of one of the most important issues of our time."
–Howard Falcon-Lang, University of Bristol, Geology Today, August 2007