- Paperback: 454 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (April 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521709164
- ISBN-13: 978-0521709163
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.9 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 33 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #954,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The reading level of the book is college level science, similar to a beginning or intermediate level physical science or meteorology class. If you are looking for an over-all guide to the science of global warming, this is a great book. If you are looking for a less academic, more popular-culture point of view on global warming, look into "Hell and High Water - Global Warming - The Solution and the Politics and What We Should Do" by Joseph Romm for an eminently enjoyable, easily readable guide to some of political and cultural aspects of global warming.