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  1. CORE TEXT 1 item
    This is an essential text and is available within the Crichton Library and can be requested from the UWS Paisley library.
    1. The Earth System - Lee R. Kump 2009

      Book Suggested for Student Purchase Essential text book, there are copies of this available in the Crichton Library in the D&G college. You can also request a copy from the UWS Paisley campus.

  2. Supplementary text books 4 items
    These text books cover topics within the course and will be useful for introductory reading. Do not rely on these however, as you are expected to read peer reviewed journal articles as your first source.
    1. An introduction to physical geography and the environment - Joseph Holden, Dawson Books 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    2. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive - Jared M. Diamond 2005

      Book  Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    3. Glaciers and Glaciation - Douglas I. Benn 1998

      Book  Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    4. Late Quaternary Environmental Change: physical and human perspectives - Martin Bell 2005

      Book  Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

  3. Systems Thinking 11 items
    James lovelock texts are highly recommended
    1. The long-term fate of permafrost peatlands under rapid climate warming - Graeme T. Swindles, Paul J. Morris, Donal Mullan, Elizabeth J. Watson 2015-12-9

      Article Essential We will be reviewing this paper later in the course, I will let you know when you need to read this.

    2. Daisyworld pt.2: Gaia and Daisyworld 17/11/2009

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    3. Daisyworld pt.3: Self regulation 17/11/2009

      Audio-visual document Recommended

    4. Gaia: a new look at life on earth - James Lovelock 1982

      Book Recommended The original and classic book.

    5. The vanishing face of Gaia: a final warning - James Lovelock c2009

      Book Further Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

  4. Communicating science workshop 7 items
    These text are for the communicating science workshop in week 2.
    1. The fragile framework - Richard Monastersky, Nick Sousanis 24/11/2015

      Article Essential A comic strip to communicate the history of climate change agreements.

  5. Greenhouse effect 5 items
    1. A Determination of the Cloud Feedback from Climate Variations over the Past Decade - A. E. Dessler 10/12/2010

      Article Essential For the paper discussion next week. You will be able to get access to 'Science' and this article via the UoG library.

    2. The Earth System (Chapter 3) - Lee R. Kump 2009

      Book Essential Essential text book

    3. Long-term decline of the Amazon carbon sink - R. J. W. Brienen, O. L. Phillips, T. R. Feldpausch, E. Gloor 2015-3-18

      Article 

  6. Reconstructing past climates 8 items
    1. Late Quaternary environmental change: physical and human perspectives (Chapter 2) - Martin Bell 2005

      Book  Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

  7. Milancovitch Cycles and Earth's Climate 3 items
    1. Chapter 14, Pliestocene Glaciations.

      Chapter Essential Delta oxygen 18 explanation, ice cores and Milancovitch.

    2. Milankovitch Tutorial

      Webpage Essential A great too for you to get your head around Milancovitch cycles

    3. Spheroidal carbonaceous particles are a defining stratigraphic marker for the Anthropocene - Graeme T. Swindles, Elizabeth Watson, T. Edward Turner, Jennifer M. Galloway 2015-5-28

      Article  NEXT WEEK'S REVIEW PAPER

  8. The Cryosphere 7 items
    1. Spatial and temporal distribution of mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet since AD 1900 - Kristian K. Kjeldsen, Niels J. Korsgaard, Anders A. Bjørk, Shfaqat A. Khan 16/12/2015

      Article Essential Discussion paper for week eight (in two weeks time).

    2. Holocene deceleration of the Greenland Ice Sheet - J. A. MacGregor, W. T. Colgan, M. A. Fahnestock, M. Morlighem 05/02/2016

      Article 

  9. Soils 4 items
    1. The nature and properties of soils - Nyle C. Brady 1998

      Book  A large book, but highly recommended. Click-on the Online Resource button to check availability at the Dumfries Library

    2. Carbon losses from all soils across England and Wales 1978–2003 - Pat H. Bellamy, Peter J. Loveland, R. Ian Bradley, R. Murray Lark 2005-9-8

      Article  Discussion paper for this week.

  10. Ocean circulation 2 items
    1. ENSO and greenhouse warming - Wenju Cai, Agus Santoso, Guojian Wang, Sang-Wook Yeh 2015-8-17

      Article Recommended

  11. Atmospheric Circulation 1 item