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Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages

Author: J D Macdougall
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2013.
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In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation-nearly three billion years ago-to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the brilliant and intriguing characters who have contributed to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Macdougall, Douglas.
Frozen Earth : The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages.
Berkerley : University of California Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J D Macdougall
ISBN: 9780520954946 0520954947 1299051588 9781299051584 9780520239227 0520239229 0520248244 9780520248243 0520275926 9780520275928
OCLC Number: 828743569
Notes: First paperback printing 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 256 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ice, ice ages, and our planet's climate history --
Fire, water, and God --
Glaciers and fossil fish --
The evidence --
Searching for the cause of ice ages --
Defrosting earth --
The ice age cycles --
Our planet's icy past --
Coring for the details --
Ice ages, climate, and evolution --
The last millennium --
Ice ages and the future.
Responsibility: Doug Macdougall ; with a new preface.
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Explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation - nearly three billion years ago - to the present. This book traces  Read more...

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