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Steffen, W. L. (William L.) 1947-

Overview
Works: 140 works in 371 publications in 2 languages and 7,215 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Filmed interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about W. L Steffen
 
Most widely held works by W. L Steffen
Sustainability or collapse? : an integrated history and future of people on earth by Robert Costanza( )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars from a range of disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future
Australia's biodiversity and climate change by W. L Steffen( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia's biodiversity to climate chage, and suggestions on the ways that policy and management can deal with these. Steffen, Australian National University
Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure by W. L Steffen( Book )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what is known about the Earth System and the impact of changes caused by humans. This book considers the consequences of these changes with respect to the stability of the Earth System and the well-being of humankind; as well as exploring future paths towards Earth System science in support of global sustainability
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems by W. L Steffen( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How will the world's vegetation, from 'natural' ecosystems to intensively managed agricultural systems, be affected by changes in land use, the composition of gases in the atmosphere, and climate? This major new book presents a collection of essays by leading authorities who address the current state of knowledge. The chapters bring together the early results of an international scientific research programme designed to answer the following questions: what will happen to our ability to produce food and fibre, and what effects will there be on biological diversity under rapid environmental change? How will these changes to terrestrial ecosystems feed back to further environmental change? Among the special features of the book are descriptions of a dynamic global vegetation model, developing generic crop models and a special section on the emerging discipline of global ecology
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions by Katherine Richardson( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing an up-to-date synthesis of all knowledge relevant to the climate change issue, this book ranges from the basic science documenting the need for policy action to the technologies, economic instruments and political strategies that can be employed in response to climate change. Ethical and cultural issues constraining the societal response to climate change are also discussed. This book provides a handbook for those who want to understand and contribute to meeting this challenge. It covers a very wide range of disciplines - core biophysical sciences involved with climate change (geosciences, atmospheric sciences, ocean sciences, ecology/biology) as well as economics, political science, health sciences, institutions and governance, sociology, ethics and philosophy, and engineering. As such it will be invaluable for a wide range of researchers and professionals wanting a cutting-edge synthesis of climate change issues, and for advanced student courses on climate change."
Flow and transport in the natural environment : advances and applications by W. L Steffen( Book )

19 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This up-to-date survey of the knowledge of flow and transport phenomena in the natural environment by twenty-four world authorities deals with processes in soil, plants and the lower layers of the atmosphere, and with some physically similar transport processes in industry. The main topics concern the transport of water and solutes in soils and porous media; the mechanics of soil erosion by wind and water, processes of energy exchange and mass transfer between plants and the atmosphere; turbulent and convective processes in the atmosphere including wind flow over complex terrain and pollutant dispersal; and processes of filtration and sedimentation. Both theoretical and practical aspects of each topic are discussed
Challenges of a changing earth : proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001 by W. L Steffen( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thk presents a state-of-the-science overview of global change and its consequences for human societies. It highlights four areas of critical importance-food, water resources, air quality and the carbon cycle-from both science and policy perspectives, and points the way towards the new scientific approaches needed to study the Earth System in the future
Himalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990 by W. L Steffen( )

10 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did climbers from the world's flattest, hottest continent become world-class Himalayan mountaineers, the equal of any elite mountaineer from countries with long climbing traditions and home ranges that make Australia's highest summit look like a suburban hill? This book tells the story of Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, from the exploits of a brash, young colonial with an early British Himalayan expedition in the 1920s to the coming of age of Australian climbers in the 1980s. The story goes beyond the two remarkable Australian ascents of Mt Everest in 1984 and 1988 to explore the exploits of Australian climbers in the far-flung corners of the high Himalaya. Above all, the book presents a glimpse into the lives "the successes, failures, tragedies, motivations, fears, conflicts, humor, and compassion "themselves to the ultimate limits of survival in the most spectacular and demanding mountain arena of all
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems : the operational plan( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure : executive summary by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrestrial biosphere and global change : implications for natural and managed ecosystems by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new synthesis summarises the international research effort in the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) Core Project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme. Five major thematic areas are covered: ecosystem physiology; ecosystem structure and composition; terrestrial production systems; global biogeochemistry; ecological complexity (biodiversity). A summary of the integrated and interactive effects of global change on the terrestrial biosphere for four key regions of the world is presented, as well as a projection of future trends in the terrestrial component of the global carbon cycle. The book also includes a section on tools developed or modified for global change research."--Jacket
IGBP northern Eurasia study : prospectus for an integrated global change research project by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The safe operating space treaty : a new approach to managing our use of the Earth system( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global change and the earth system : a planet under pressure by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropocene by Steve Bradshaw( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Working Group of international scientists is deciding whether to declare a new geological epoch--the Anthropocene--a planet shaped more by mankind than nature. Its members tell the story of the Anthropocene and argue whether it's a tragedy, a comedy, or something more surreal. With archival footage, award-winning stills and interviews, Anthropocene proposes a common secular narrative for mankind but leaves viewers to decide how we should write the ending. The film has the blessing of Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen, who coined the term, and is the first feature film about the Anthropocene. It is now our turn to decide--in this decade--how the Anthropocene will end
Bestimmung der Beulsicherheit von Schalen aus Stahlbeton unter Berücksichtigung der physikalisch-nichtlinearen Materialeigenschaften by Wolfgang Zerna( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egmont : ein Trauerspiel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

3 editions published in 1866 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehrbuch der reinen und technischen Chemie. Anorgqnische Experimental-Chemie by W. L Steffen( Book )

5 editions published in 1889 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Australia's biodiversity and climate change
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Australia's biodiversity and climate changeGlobal change and the earth system : a planet under pressureGlobal change and terrestrial ecosystemsClimate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and DecisionsChallenges of a changing earth : proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 10-13 July 2001Himalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990
Alternative Names
Steffen, W.

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Steffen, W. (William), 1947-

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Will Steffen chimiste australien

Will Steffen Climate change scientist

Languages
English (194)

German (14)