Earth's climate: past and future
William F. Ruddiman 2001 W. H. Freeman, New York
(From Book News, Inc.)
In this introductory climate science textbook, Ruddiman (environmental sciences, U. of Virginia) summarizes 550 million years of Earth's climate changes, including the impact by and on humans. Some of the recurring factors described include glaciations, monsoons, flow of deep water in the ocean, the role of carbon as it moves through the Earth's system, and other factors that contribute to icehouse or greenhouse worlds. Coverage extends to predictions about future climate changes.