Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Deradoorian Storm Fire TV Stick Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services Home Theater Setup Plumbing Services Assembly Services Shop all TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin TransparentGGWin  Amazon Echo Fire HD 6 Kindle Voyage The Walking Dead\ Shop Now Deal of the Day
The City and the Coming Climate and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live 1st Edition

3 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1107602588
ISBN-10: 1107602580
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $3.81
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$24.78
Buy new
$33.59
More Buying Choices
28 New from $29.13 24 Used from $20.75
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$33.59 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live + This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Price for both: $53.99

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Cities have begun to feel the sting of a changing climate already. This powerful volume reminds us what we can still do - globally and locally - by adapting to that which we can't prevent, and even more crucially, preventing that to which we can't adapt.' - Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and author of 'The End of Nature

'In this groundbreaking study Stone provides the first systematic analysis of what a changing climate will mean for cities. Stone argues convincingly that we must be as concerned about urban warming as global warming. ... a clarion call for cities to begin to shape their climate destinies. - Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia

' ... highly significant and unique because it fully bridges the study of cities, climate, and urban heat.' - William D. Solecki, Professor, Department of Geography, City University of New York (CUNY)

'A great introduction to how climate change will hit cities and what can be done about it . . . essential reading for urban planners, city officials, and the general public.' - David W. Orr, Oberlin College, author of Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

"highly readable, informative book..excellent volume does not simply reiterate what has been said many times before. Stone's clear writing enables anyone to understand and appreciate the importance of these local regional climate factors. Highly Recommended." - B Ransom, CHOICE, November 2012

"...begins with one of the most persuasive and surprising chapters that I have read...Overall, Stone's excellent book provides an important service in bringing urban heat island forward as a core and resolvable urban challenge...this is not just a book for climate enthusiasts. Rather, it will be a helpful book for anyone interested in improving human health and safety through better urban form" - Elisabeth Harmin, Journal of the American Planning Association, January 2013

Book Description

This is the first book to explore the dramatic amplification of global warming underway in cities. It is an ideal introduction to climate change and cities for students, policy makers, and the general reader wishing to gain insight into an issue critical to the future of our cities and the people that live in them.

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (April 23, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1107602580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1107602588
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,211,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Brian Stone, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the area of urban environmental planning and design. Stone's program of research is focused on the spatial drivers of climate change at the urban scale and is supported through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Forest Service, among other funding institutions. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he taught in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Stone's work on urbanization and climate change recently has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and in print media outlets such as Forbes and USA Today. Stone holds degrees in environmental management and planning from Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Customer Reviews

5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A professor recommended that I look into Dr. Stone's work as part of writing my dissertation on climate change education in Georgia. It helped me focus my attention on urban heat islands, and climate change where people live. Most people think of climate change as a current problem in the arctic, and a future problem where they live.

By helping me understand climate change as a local phenomenon, it transformed my thinking about climate change.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mister George, III on June 11, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I work at a college where a professor told me they would like to order this book. I did. They have not complained! The outside looks nice, I am sure the content is educational and informative as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Taylor on June 5, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Dr Stone provides enlightened insight into the unintentional consequences of urban growth. This is a great book to become more familiar with the concept of urban heat islands and solutions to the problem. These solutions impact not only air temperature, but also improve our systems' economic efficiencies and social well being.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live
This item: The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live
Price: $33.59
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: urban climate climatology