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Losing Earth : a recent history

Author: Nathaniel Rich
Publisher: New York : MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change--including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. [This] is their story"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Rich
ISBN: 9780374191337 0374191336
OCLC Number: 1083699228
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : the reckoning --
Part I. Shouts in the street : 1979-1982. The whole banana : spring 1979 --
Mirror worlds : spring 1979 --
Between clambake and chaos : July 1979 --
Enter Cassandra, raving : 1979-1980 --
A very aggressive defensive program : 1979-1980 --
Tiger on the road : October 1980 --
A deluge most unnatural : November 1980-September 1981 --
Heroes and villains : March 1982 --
The direction of an impending catastrophe : 1982 --
Part II. Bad science fiction : 1983-1988. Caution not panic : 1983-1984 --
The world of action : 1985 --
The ozone in October : fall 1985-summer 1986 --
Atmospheric scientist, New York, N.Y. : fall 1987-spring 1988 --
Part III. You will see things that you shall believe : 1988-1989. Nothing but bonfires : summer 1988 --
Signal weather : June 1988 --
Woodstock for climate change : June 1988-April 1989 --
Fragmented world : fall 1988 --
The great includer and the old engineer : spring 1989 --
Natural processes : May 1989 --
The White House effect : spring-fall 1989 --
Skunks at the garden party : November 1989 --
Afterword : glass-bottomed boats.
Responsibility: Nathaniel Rich.

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"By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change--including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes, risked their careers in a desperate, escalating campaign to convince the world to act before it was too late. [This] is their story"--

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