Less Heat, More Light: A Guided Tour of Weather, Climate, and Climate Change

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Yale University Press
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5.5 X 8.6 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
John D. Aber is university professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of New Hampshire, where he also served as vice president for research and as provost. He lives in Durham, NH.
"As we enter an era where both politics and our daily lives will be powerfully affected by climate change, everyone needs this science-based understanding of weather, climate, and climate change to understand the world around them."--James Gustave Speth, author of They Knew: The US Federal Government's Fifty-Year Role in Causing the Climate Crisis and Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

"Aber's incisive book explores how we measure, understand, and predict weather (with a time frame of hours to days), and climate and its changes (years to centuries). Scientifically astute, policy relevant, hopeful, and a joy to read."--Jerry Melillo, Ecosystem Center, Marine Biological Laboratory

"John Aber makes weather, climate, and climate change fascinating. His clear language and visuals are the best foundation I have seen for understanding the earth system now, and how it is likely to change in the future."--Indy Burke, Carl W. Knoblauch, Jr. Dean, Yale School of the Environment

"With authority and a delightfully conversational style, Less Heat, More Light presents important insights for our time into the nature of weather, climate, and the history of scientific discovery."--David Foster, author of A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard

"John Aber's thoroughly enjoyable book explains the nature and history of climate and the factors driving its change. His clear and knowledgeable text will enhance broad public engagement in the most important crisis of our time."--Jo Handelsman, director, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; former associate director for science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and author, A World Without Soil: The Past, Present, and Precarious Future of the Earth Beneath Our Feet