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The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an effort to rethink our responses to the crisis of global warming, a small but increasingly influential group of scientists is exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the climate system: a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds -- all technologies of the new field of "geoengineering." In this book, journalist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Morton, Oliver.
Planet remade.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015946728
(OCoLC)914219612
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Morton
ISBN: 9781400874453 1400874459
OCLC Number: 925478150
Awards: Short-listed for Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2016
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2015
Description: 1 online resource (428 pages)
Contents: Introduction : two questions --
Part One. Energies. The top of the world --
A planet called weather --
Pinatubo --
Dimming the noontime sun --
Coming to think this way --
Moving the goalposts --
Part Two. Substances. Nitrogen --
Carbon past, carbon present --
Carbon present, carbon future --
Sulphur and soggy mirrors --
Part Three. Possibilities. The ends of the world --
The deliberate planet.
Responsibility: Oliver Morton.

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First published in Great Britain by Granta Books, 2015.  Read more...

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