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Global environmental change : research pathways for the next decade / Committee on Global Change Research, Board on Sustainable Development, Policy Division, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-06420-1 (hardcover : alk. paper)

1. Global environmental change. 2. U.S. Global Change Research Program. 3. Climatic changes—Research—United States. 4. Global warming—Research—United States. 5. Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric —Research—United States. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Global Change Research.

GE150 .G56 1999

363.738′74′072073—dc21

99-6463

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