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The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future

Author: Richard B Alley
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2002.
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Offers an account of the wildly fluctuating climate that characterized most of prehistory - long deep freezes alternating briefly with mild conditions - and explains that we humans have experienced  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Alley
ISBN: 0691102961 9780691102962
OCLC Number: 59497820
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.

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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 Read more...

 
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