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Broecker, Wallace S. 1931-

Overview
Works: 187 works in 376 publications in 2 languages and 8,242 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: QC903.2.G83, 551.69982
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Most widely held works by Wallace S Broecker
The fate of Greenland : lessons from abrupt climate change by Philip W Conkling ( )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viewed from above, Greenland offers an endless vista of whiteness interrupted only by scattered ponds of azure-colored melt water. Ninety percent of Greenland is covered by ice; its ice sheet, the largest outside Antarctica, stretches almost 1,000 miles from north to south and 600 miles from east to west. But this stark view of ice and snow is changing--and changing rapidly. Greenland's ice sheet is melting; the dazzling, photogenic display of icebergs breaking off Greenland's rapidly melting glaciers has become a tourist attraction. The Fate of Greenland documents Greenland's warming with dramatic color photographs and investigates Greenland's climate history for clues about what happens when climate change is abrupt rather than gradual. Geological evidence suggests that Greenland has already been affected by two dramatic changes in climate: the Medieval Warm Period, when warm temperatures in Northern Europe enabled Norse exploration and settlements in Greenland; and the Little Ice Age that followed and apparently wiped out the settlements. Greenland's climate past and present could presage our climate future. Abrupt climate change would be cataclysmic: the melting of Greenland's ice shelf would cause sea levels to rise twenty-four feet worldwide; lower Manhattan would be underwater and Florida's coastline would recede to Orlando. The planet appears to be in a period of acute climate instability, exacerbated by carbon dioxide we pour into the atmosphere. As this book makes clear, it is in all of our interests to pay attention to Greenland.--Publisher description
Fixing climate : what past climate changes reveal about the current threat--and how to counter it by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unconventional study of the issue of global warming focuses on the root cause of the problem--the influx of carbon dioxide into Earth's atmosphere--and argues that only the development of new technologies can reduce carbon dioxide output
The great ocean conveyor : discovering the trigger for abrupt climate change by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title explores the realization that the Earth's climate system could undergo abrupt reorganizations, changing temperatures and rainfall across much of the planet
Chemical equilibria in the earth by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chemical oceanography by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Carbon cycle and atmospheric CO₂ : natural variations, Archean to present by Chapman Conference ( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracers in the sea by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How to build a habitable planet : the story of Earth from the big bang to humankind by Charles Herbert Langmuir ( Book )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization
How to build a habitable planet by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation as an accessible yet scientifically impeccable introduction to the origin and evolution of Earth, from the Big Bang through the rise of human civilization. This classic account of how our habitable planet was assembled from the stuff of stars introduced readers to planetary, Earth, and climate science by way of a fascinating narrative. Now this great book has been made even better. Harvard geochemist Charles Langmuir has worked closely with the original author, Wally Broecker, one of the world's leading Earth scientists, to revise and expand the book for a new generation of readers for whom active planetary stewardship is becoming imperative. Interweaving physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, and biology, this sweeping account tells Earth's complete story, from the synthesis of chemical elements in stars, to the formation of the Solar System, to the evolution of a habitable climate on Earth, to the origin of life and humankind. The book also addresses the search for other habitable worlds in the Milky Way and contemplates whether Earth will remain habitable as our influence on global climate grows. It concludes by considering the ways in which humankind can sustain Earth's habitability and perhaps even participate in further planetary evolution. Like no other book, How to Build a Habitable Planet provides an understanding of Earth in its broadest context, as well as a greater appreciation of its possibly rare ability to sustain life over geologic time
GEOSECS Atlantic expedition ( Book )
in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fixing climate : the story of climate science - and how to stop global warming by Robert Kunzig ( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We've heard a lot about climate change - but what can we do about it? Wallace Broecker, the eminent scientist who coined the term global warming way back in 1975, believes in a solution emerging on the horizon: artificial trees designed to remove CO2 directly from the air
The Last deglaciation : absolute and radiocarbon chronologies by NATO advanced research workshop on the last deglaciation : absolute and radiocarbon chronologies ( Book )
10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The glacial world according to Wally by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book on glacial climates was prepared by Professor Broecker to accompany his course on climate change at Columbia. It introduces the student to the basics of climate science
Real time monitoring of radon as an earthquake precursor in Iceland by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracer water transport and subgrid precipitation variation within atmospheric general circulation models by Randal D Koster ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labor Erde : Bausteine für einen lebensfreundlichen Planeten ; mit 19 Tabellen by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multidisciplinary research in the space sciences final technical report by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Atmospheric, climatic and environmental research semi-annual progress report for the period Oct. 1, 1985 to Sep. 30, 1986 by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The effect of wind and currents on gas exchange in an estuarine system final technical report, period covered: August 1, 1986 to July 31, 1987 by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Greenhouse puzzles : Keeling's world, Martin's world, Walker's world by Wallace S Broecker ( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Broecker, W.
Broecker, W. 1931-
Broecker, W. S.
Broecker, W. S. 1931-
Broecker, W. S. (Wallace S.), 1931-
Broecker, W. (Wallace), 1931-
Broecker, Wallace 1931-
Broecker, Wallace S.
Broecker, Wallace S. 1931-
Broecker, Wally.
Broecker, Wally 1931-
ブロッカー, W. S
ブロッカー, ウォーレス
ブロッカー, ウォレス・S
Languages
English (174)
German (2)
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