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

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Works: 164 works in 379 publications in 2 languages and 7,253 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor
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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( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE ENVIRONMENT. Human history, as written traditionally, leaves out the important ecological and climate context of historical events. But the capability to integrate the history of human beings with the natural history of the Earth now exists, and we are finding that human-environmental systems are intimately linked in ways we are only beginning to appreciate. In Sustainability or Collapse?, researchers from a range of scholarly disciplines develop an integrated human and environmental history over millennial, centennial, and decadal time scales and make projections for the future. The contributors focus on the human-environment interactions that have shaped historical forces since ancient times and discuss such key methodological issues as data quality
Australia's biodiversity and climate change by W. L Steffen( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,372 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( )

21 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 648 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 the earth system : a planet under pressure( Book )

14 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 550 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
Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions by Katherine Richardson( )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 490 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"-
Global change and terrestrial ecosystems by W. L Steffen( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 484 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
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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume arises from an International Symposium on Flow and Transport in the Natural Environment held in Canberra, Australia, in September 1987. The meeting was hosted by the CSIRO Division of Environmental Mechanics (now the Centre for Environmental Mechanics) to mark the opening of the second stage of its headquarters, the F.C. Pye Field Environment Laboratory, twenty-one years after the opening of the first stage. Those twenty-one years have seen much progress in our understanding of the physics of the natural environment and the occasion provided an ideal opportunity to review advances in our knowledge of flow and transport phenomena, particularly with regard to flow and transport in soils, plants and the atmosphere. The contents of this volume are based very closely on the Symposium's program. Undoubtedly, our choices of topics were idiosyncratic, but we believe that those we have selected exhibit progress, innovation, and much scope for practical application. Rather than being encyclopaedic, we have sought to deal with thirteen selected topics in depth
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 )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 237 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 97 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 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 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global change and terrestrial ecosystems : the operational plan( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 74 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
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 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IGBP northern Eurasia study : prospectus for an integrated global change research project by International Geosphere-Biosphere Program "Global Changes"( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 65 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

Himalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990 by W. L Steffen( )

1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egmont : ein Trauerspiel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( )

4 editions published between 1866 and 1870 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 37 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 the earth system : a planet under pressureClimate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and DecisionsGlobal change and terrestrial ecosystemsChallenges 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, 1922-1990Himalayan Dreaming : Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, 1922-1990
Alternative Names
Steffen, W.

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Steffen, W. L.

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Steffen, W. (William), 1947-

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Will Steffen chimiste australien

Will Steffen Climate change scientist

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English (181)

German (10)