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Climate Change and Its Biological Consequences, D.M. Gates, 280 pp., 1993, $18.95/£16.95 (Sinauer).

Focuses primarily on vegetative responses to climate change in North America, south of the 49th parallel, with brief coverage of diverse topics from Quaternary climate change to El Niño. Reviewed by D.J. Beerling in Nature, p. 24, July 1, 1993, and by F. Pearce in New Scientist, p. 50, June 5, 1993.

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Drought Assessment, Management and Planning: Theory and Case Studies (Natural Resour. Mgmt. & Policy Ser.), D.A. Wilhite, Apr. 1993, $99.95 (Kluwer).

Part One emphasizes theory; Part Two looks at successes and failures of previous assessments and responses. Part One concludes with an examination of how changes in climate may alter climatic variability and the frequency and intensity of extreme events, particularly drought.

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Environmental Change and Human Health--Ciba Foundation Symposium 175, A.J.B. Zehnder, Chairperson, 282 pp., June 1993, $82.50/£45 (Wiley).

Held in collaboration with the European Environmental Research Organization. Discusses the direct and indirect effects of environmental change on human health, including climate, sea level and chemical pollution.

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Submerged Coasts: The Effects of Rising Sea Level on Coastal Environments, E.C.F. Bird, 184 pp., 1992(?), £25 (Wiley).

Studies coastal processes throughout the world and how they will respond in different ways to sea level rise, and points out how (by actions such as damming rivers, removing salt marshes, and protecting cliff faces) humans are ensuring that coastlines are increasingly vulnerable to rising waters. Reviewed by F. Pearce in New Scientist, pp. 45-46, Mar. 13, 1993.

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