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Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change

Author: L S Gardiner
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"So far, humanity hasn't done very well in addressing the ongoing climate catastrophe. Veteran science educator L. S. Gardiner believes we can learn to do better by understanding how we've dealt with other types of environmental risks in the past and why we are dragging our feet in addressing this most urgent emergency. Weaving scientific facts and research together with humor and emotion, Gardiner explores human  Read more...
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Gardiner, L.S., 1973-
Tales from an uncertain world.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018015272
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L S Gardiner
ISBN: 9781609385538 1609385535
OCLC Number: 1030445402
Description: viii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In uncertain terms --
When sands shift --
When ground shakes --
When fish invade --
On the dry side of the glass --
Ashes to ashes --
We are not waterproof --
Reply hazy. Try again --
Space-age improbable possibilities --
Epilogue : reaction time --
Postscript : shrinking the carbon footprint of this book --
In case of emergency.
Responsibility: L.S. Gardiner.

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