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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: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia ; London, United Kingdom : Scribe Publications, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : 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
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dry
ISBN: 9781911617334 1911617338 9781925713145 1925713148
OCLC Number: 1125273643
Awards: Long-listed for ABDA Best Designed Nonfiction Book 2020 (Australia)
Description: 332 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Dry.

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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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'This is a skilful, clever and entertaining book and a definite must-read for anyone left scratching their head on climate change.' -- Sarah Hudson * The Weekly Times * 'An illuminating tour through Read more...

 
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