First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in dustwrapper. Profusely illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and numerous tables. A near fine copy, the binding square and tight with a minor bump to the bottom corner of the upper board. The contents are clean and crisp throughout and remain free from previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the very good or better lightly rubbed dustwrapper which has a scratch to the rear panel and a little creasing to the rear flap. Not price-clipped.

An important early work on climate change by Hubert Lamb (1913-1997), the pioneering English climatologist who founded the Climatic Research Unit in 1972 in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia. Lamb's research highlighted that global warming could have serious effects within a century, and his warnings of damage to agriculture, ice caps melting, and cities being flooded caught widespread attention, helping to shape public opinion. In the present work he examines "what we know about climate, its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistoric past, and how we may better understand the problem of climatic fluctuations and changes" in the present and future.

Stock code: 19218


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London: Methuen.


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