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Eduard Brückner - The Sources and Consequences of Climate Change and Climate Variability in Historical Times

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Eduard Brückner’s Ideas — Relevant in His Time and Today

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 1-24
  3. Groundwater and Typhus

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 25-45
  4. How Constant is Today’s Climate?

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 63-75
  5. Climate Change Since 1700

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 77-191
  6. About the Influence of Snow Cover on the Climate of the Alps

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 193-218
  7. Weather Prophets

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 243-253
  8. An Inquiry About the 35-Year-Period Climatic Variations

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 255-268
  9. About Climate Variability

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 269-283
  10. Climate Variability and Mass Migration

    • Nico Stehr, Hans von Storch
    Pages 285-297
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 313-338

About this book

This anthology of studies by the eminent geographer and climate scientist Eduard Brückner (1862-1927) on anthropogenic climate change and the social, political and economic impact of climate variations on societies in historical times, assembles his pioneering work in English for the first time. The issues discussed by Brückner are now considered to be among the most pressing facing modern society and climate research. At the turn of the twentieth century, Brückner was one of the central protagonists in a vigorous debate in science and society about global climate variability and its political and economic significance.
The studies published here were chosen to demonstrate Brückner 's wide-ranging scientific interest in climate variability, his extensive empirical research and theoretical analysis of climate change, his assessment of contemporary analyses and thinking about anthropogenic climate change (such as the widespread concern about desiccation), and how he approached the questions of the transfer of scientific knowledge into society.
In many ways Brückner was a thoroughly modern scientist, convinced, for example, that the issue of climate change and its impact was of considerable scientific merit and that future climate changes are of great significance for the well-being of humankind as well as for the global balance of political and economic relations. Brückner 's formidable ideas should have a significant impact on our present views of climate, climate variability and climate impact.

Keywords

  • Snow
  • Weather
  • climate
  • climate change
  • climate variability
  • groundwater
  • water

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sustainable Research Development Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

    Nico Stehr

  • Institute of Hydrophysics, GKSS Research Centre, Geesthacht, Germany

    Hans Storch

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Eduard Brückner - The Sources and Consequences of Climate Change and Climate Variability in Historical Times

  • Editors: Nico Stehr, Hans Storch

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9612-1

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-6128-2

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-90-481-5381-7

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-015-9612-1

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 338

  • Topics: Atmospheric Science, History, Environmental Sciences, Physical Geography

Buying options

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USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-015-9612-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)