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The discovery of global warming

Author: Spencer R Weart
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003.
Series: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
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"In The Discovery of Global Warming Spencer R. Weart lucidly explains the emerging science, introduces us to the major players, and shows us how the Earth's irreducibly complicated climate system was mirrored by the global scientific community that studied it."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weart, Spencer R., 1942-
Discovery of global warming.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)645817034
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Spencer R Weart
ISBN: 0674011570 9780674011571 0674016378 9780674016378
OCLC Number: 51505599
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: How could climate change? --
Discovering a possibility --
A delicate system --
A visible threat --
Public warnings --
The erratic beast --
Breaking into politics --
The discovery confirmed --
Reflections --
Milestones.
Series Title: New histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Responsibility: Spencer R. Weart.
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A capricious beast ever since the days when he had trudged around fossil lake basins in Nevada for his doctoral thesis, Broecker had been interested in sudden climate shifts. Here is his most  Read more...

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Preface; 1. How Could Climate Change? 2. Discovering a Possibility. 3. A Delicate System. 4. A Visible Threat. 5 Public Warnings. 6. The Erratic Beast. 7. Breaking into Politics. 8. The Discovery Confirmed. Reflections. Milestones. Notes. Further Reading. Index.

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