WorldCat Identities

Burroughs, William James

Overview
Works: 80 works in 301 publications in 11 languages and 10,329 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Juvenile works  Fiction  Pictorial works  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC981.8.C5, 551.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William James Burroughs
Weather by Bruce Buckley( Book )

51 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 1,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to weather and meteorology
Climate change : a multidisciplinary approach by William James Burroughs( Book )

47 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an updated textbook on climate change for courses in meteorology, oceanography, environmental science, earth science and geography. It provides an up-to-date presentation of current knowledge of climate change and its implications for society as a whole
The climate revealed by William James Burroughs( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the catastrophic impact of drought and avalanches to concerns about the effects of El Nino and La Nina, this book raises topical questions, yet creates a sense of wonder as it reveals the magical intricacy of the Earth's climate. The Climate Revealed explores and explains this complex story through specially commissioned, dynamic illustrations, illuminating photographs and accessible text from an expert author."--Jacket
Weather cycles : real or imaginary by William James Burroughs( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unresolved debate on the existence of weather cycles is explored in detail within this book. The evidence for and against the existence of cycles in the weather is examined and the difficulties in establishing the credentials of cycles discussed. The competing arguments involve the natural variability of the climate, the influence of sunspots and the variations in the Earth's orbit. A wide range of events from the ice ages to the El Nino and many examples of apparently cyclic behaviour are presented, with evidence from both instrumental observations and other records such as tree rings, ice cores and ocean sediments. These data are set in the context of statistical analysis, global climatology and the predictability of complex non-linear systems (Chaos Theory). The general conclusion is that, with few exceptions, the case for cycles is not proven, but that further work on the origin of long term fluctuations in the weather is essential to the understanding of the current changes in the Earth's climate. The complex analysis needed to look at the evidence for cycles is examined with the minimum of mathematics, so that this book will appeal to readers with an interest in how the weather works, as well as to the workers in this important and controversial field
Watching the world's weather by William James Burroughs( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and German and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om meteorologi og de moderne hjælpemidler som f.eks. satelliter og edb, som tages i brug for at forudsige vejret
Does the weather really matter? : the social implications of climate change by William James Burroughs( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to answer questions by providing a balanced and accessible analysis of the current debate on climatic change. Combining a historical perspective, economic and political analysis, together with meteorological and climatological explanations of the impact of extreme weather events on all aspects of society, it provides a basis of interpreting what is known about climatic change and the ability to forecast future changes and their economic and political consequences."--Jacket
Climate : into the 21st century by World Meteorological Organization( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Climate: Into the 21st Century, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) draws on an unrivalled selection of leading experts to provide a balance and global coverage of climate issues. It identifies some of the most arresting examples of climate events, their impact on people's lives, and how we can face the future challenges of climate change. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 colour images and written in an accessible and engaging style, this book will be attractive to a general audience interested in climate issues. It will also be valuable as a teaching resource for students in schools and universities."--BOOK JACKET
Lasers by William James Burroughs( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains for the non-technical reader how lasers work and how they are controlled to perform special tasks
Comprendre le climat : la dynamique, les phénomènes, l'histoire, les régions, l'avenir by William James Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama des connaissances climatologiques. Permet de prévoir quel temps il fera demain. Fournit un ensemble d'explications sur certains phénomènes, notamment, sur l'arc-en-ciel, le halo de la lune, les risques d'avalanches, les différents types de nuages et le réchauffement de la planète
Maritime weather and climate by William James Burroughs( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate change in prehistory : the end of the reign of chaos by William James Burroughs( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the challenges that faced humankind in a glacial climate and the opportunities that arose when the climate improved dramatically after the Ice Age. It weaves together studies of the climate with anthropological, archaeological and historical studies, and will fascinate all those interested in climate and human development
Weather watching( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian Geographic guide to weather( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La scimmia sulla schiena by William James Burroughs( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wegweiser Wetterkunde : verstehen, beobachten, erleben( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in German and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores a wide range of weather topics, including warm and cold fronts, clouds, lightening, rain, snow, and weather forecasting
Goli obed by William James Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Slovenian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computers and law enforcement by William James Burroughs( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kikō hendō : Takakuteki shiten kara by William James Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pogoda czy fatum : wpływ zmian klimatycznych na życie społeczeństw by William James Burroughs( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyklopedie počasí( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Burroughs, W. J.

Burroughs, W.J. (William James)

Burroughs, William

Burroughs, William 1942-2007

Burroughs, William J

Burroughs, William J. (William James)

Burroughs, William James.

バローズ, W. J

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Climate change : a multidisciplinary approachThe climate revealedWeather cycles : real or imaginaryWatching the world's weatherDoes the weather really matter? : the social implications of climate changeClimate : into the 21st centuryClimate change in prehistory : the end of the reign of chaos