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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Richard B Alley
|Notes:||Originally published: 2000.|
|Awards:||Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2001.|
|Description:||viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Setting the stage. Fast forward ; Pointers to the past --
Reading the record. Going to Greenland ; The icy archives: ice sheets and glaciers ; Ice age through the ice age ; How cold of old? ; Dust in the wind ; Tiny bubbles in the ice --
Crazy climates. The Saurian sauna ; The solar system swing ; Dancing to the orbital band ; What the worms turned --
Why the weirdness?. How climate works ; A chaotic conveyor? ; Shoving the system --
Coming craziness? Fuelish ; Down the road ; An ice-core view of the future --
Appendixes. A cast of characters ; Usage of units.
|Responsibility:||Richard B. Alley.|
Winner of the 2001 Book Award in Science, Phi Beta Kappa One of Choices Outstanding Academic Titles for 2001 "Although not all scientists will agree with Alley's conclusions, [this] engaging book--a