Earth's Climate: Past and Future

At a time when the evidence is stronger than ever that human activity is the primary cause for global climate change, William Ruddiman's breakthrough text returns in a thoroughly updated new edition. It offers a clear, engaging, objective portrait of the current state of climate science, including compelling recent findings on anthropogenic global warming and important advances in understanding past climates.

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  • W H Freeman

3 comments on “Earth's Climate: Past and Future”

  1. I got this to read for a Paleoclimatology class and the content is in-depth enough at the beginning to get a good grasp on the concept while allowing more to be ... Very informative. I got this to read for a Paleoclimatology class and the content is in-depth enough at the beginning to get a good grasp on the concept while allowing more to be explained later in the chapter.

  2. Great Climate Textbook First Edition is mildly outdated, but still contains a lot of valuable information on climate history. The author covers earth's climate from roughly 4Bya to the present, its history, changes and best guess on causation. Highly recommended reading if you are interested in climate change.

  3. Excellent! This book is a must-read for anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of past climates. It is thorough and engaging. Although designed (presumably) for college students, I enjoyed reading it as faculty, to deepen my understanding of the factors that control climate variability -- especially plate tectonics and associated chemistry. Many textbooks shy away from all the chemistry involved in climate variations. Ruddiman does it all, and does it well.

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