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Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unravelled the mysteries of our seas, glaciers, and atmosphere - and made the planet whole.

Author: Sarah Dry
Publisher: [S.l.] : SCRIBE PUBLICATIONS, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How is the climate where you are? And how did it get that way? How does the great complex global interaction of ice, ocean, and atmosphere combine to generate the rain that sustains us? And who figured all its secret processes out? From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, 'Waters of the World' is a tour through 150  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dry
ISBN: 1925713148 9781925713145 9781911617334 1911617338
OCLC Number: 1083354884
Awards: Long-listed for ABDA Best Designed Nonfiction Book 2020 (Australia)
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Hot ice --
3. See-Through Clouds --
4. Number of the Monsoon --
5. Hot Towers --
6. Fast Water --
7. Old Ice --
8. Conclusion.

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How is the climate where you are? And how did it get that way? How does the great complex global interaction of ice, ocean, and atmosphere combine to generate the rain that sustains us? And who figured all its secret processes out? From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, 'Waters of the World' is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story.

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'The stories cover nearly 200 years of history, and along the way, Dry builds a clear and cogent picture of Earth's climate system from the different disciplinary foundations of her chosen Read more...

 
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