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Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact

Author: Hunt Janin; Scott A Mandia
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2012.
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"The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international consequences."--Publisher information.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hunt Janin; Scott A Mandia
ISBN: 9780786459568 0786459565
OCLC Number: 794708243
Description: vii, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A short primer on global warming --
The world ocean and the hydrologic cycle --
Why should we care about the rise of the oceans? --
Storm surges and other extreme events --
The changing seas --
At the edges of the sea --
Cities and countries of the Atlantic Ocean basin --
Cities and countries of the Pacific Ocean basin --
Cities and countries of the Indian Ocean basin --
The west Antarctic ice sheet --
The Greenland ice sheet --
A range of options to cope with sea level rise: two case studies: the Netherlands and the United States --
Impacts of sea level rise --
Getting to know the experts --
Very long term prospects for the world's shorelines --
Conclusions: Looking ahead.
Responsibility: Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia.

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"The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international consequences."--Publisher information.

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