eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information CLIMATE CHANGE Science Encyclopedia of Climate Change Second Edition Edited by Stephen I. Dutch, Ph.D. “The variety and scope of the topics examined in this set make it an important addition for science collections.” –School Library Journal “The formatting and the emphasis on context make this encyclopedia particularly suitable for students, and it is recommended for high-school, public, and college libraries. Purchase of one copy comes with free access to the online version.” –Booklist The Encyclopedia of Climate Change provides comprehensive coverage of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots, that might contribute to climate change. This new edition brings the conversation up-to-date with a full update of existing material and over 100 new entries. Coverage in this set is broad. Essays cover animals, Arctic and Antarctic, astronomy, chemistry, climatic events and epochs, diseases and health effects, economics, energy, conservation, ethics, human rights, fossil fuels, laws, meteorology, nations and peoples, oceanography, physics, plants, pollution, transportation, water resources, and so much more. This encyclopedia is designed to provide students at the high school and undergraduate levels with a convenient source of information on the fundamental science and sociopolitical issues, including the debates and controversies, surrounding climate change. A student attempting to understand both the environmental science and social issues and controversies will encounter not just scientific terms and concepts but political organizations, geographic areas, social concepts, persons, countries, organizations, and laws as well. December 2016 | Three Volumes; 1,500 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-141-7 | Library Price: $395 Notable Natural Disasters RECENT Second Edition Edited by Robert S. Carmichael, Ph.D. “Thorough and thoughtful descriptions of 100 of the most tragic disasters of all time… Logically organized… this work stands out for its currency, arrangement, and chronological perspective. A great addition to any collection.” –Library Journal Notable Natural Disasters combines clearly explained scientific concepts with gripping narrative details about some of the worst disasters in history. Updated through 2016, it provides scientific and narrative analysis on events caused, at least in part, by uncontrollable forces of nature. Disasters covered include Avalanches, Blizzards, Droughts, Dust & Sand Storms, Earthquakes, El Niño, Epidemics, Explosions, Famines, Fires, Floods, Fog, Heat Waves, Hurricanes, Icebergs, Landslides, Lightning Strikes, Meteorites, Smog, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, Volcanic Eruptions, and Wind Gusts. The set begins with disaster overviews by type. Each essay explains the disaster in scientific terms. First, a few sentences define the natural phenomenon and its importance. Then the factors involved (e.g., chemical reactions, ice, wind) and the regions affected (cities, coasts, forests) are listed. Subsections discuss the science behind the phenomenon in lay terms, and go on to discuss prevention, preparations, rescue and relief efforts. The overviews are followed by entries on more than 100 of the worst disasters in history. These narrative-style essays offer facts, figures, and interesting stories. Each event entry begins with a general description of location or the popular designation for the disaster, plus the most accurate date for the event. A Glossary defines essential meteorological and geological terms, a Bibliography offers sources for more material about natural disasters, a list of Organizations and Agencies provides information about warning and relief efforts. The List of Entries by Category breaks the events into disaster types, and the Geographical Index organizes the events by region, country, or state. A comprehensive Subject Index concludes the volume. May 2017 | Three Volumes, 1,200 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-332-9 | Library Price: $275 FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE RECENT BEST SELLER! (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE 112