Climate

Climate

The Force That Shapes Our World and the Future of Life on Earth

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
Combines sophisticated photography and up-to-date research in a cautionary visual guide to the earth's climate, discussing such topics as the destruction of coral reefs, the near- and distant-future state of ecological health, and the impact of modern lifestyles on global climate.

Holtzbrinck
Spectacular state-of-the-art imagery and the latest scientific knowledge highlight a breathtaking guide to nature's most cataclysmic forces.

Encyclopedic in scope and visually stunning, this is the most comprehensive work ever published on the earth's climate--an awesome force that, at different points in time, has wiped out 95 percent of all living creatures, plunged the world into ice ages, and played a leading role in every stage of human evolution. Climate:
• explains extreme weather-related events, from the destruction of coral reefs in Belize to eroding coastlines in the South Pacific
• presents expert predictions about what is in store for the world's climate in the short- and long-term future
• demonstrates climate's devastating force through 630 full-color illustrations, including digitally generated imagery, graphs, diagrams, geographical maps, and satellite photos

Explaining how our modern lifestyles shift the earth's climate, the authors sound a warning bell: We may be witnessing the beginnings of a mass extinction, caused not by an ice age, asteroids, or volcanoes, but by what might be an even more destructive force--ourselves. And they offer steps we can take before it's too late to avoid a global disaster.

Blackwell North Amer

Spectacular state-of-the-art imagery and the latest scientific knowledge highlight a breathtaking guide to nature's most cataclysmic forces.

Encyclopedic in scope and visually stunning, this is the most comprehensive work ever published on the earth's climate--an awesome force that, at different points in time, has wiped out 95 percent of all living creatures, plunged the world into ice ages, and played a leading role in every stage of human evolution. Climate:
• explains extreme weather-related events, from the destruction of coral reefs in Belize to eroding coastlines in the South Pacific
• presents expert predictions about what is in store for the world's climate in the short- and long-term future
• demonstrates climate's devastating force through 630 full-color illustrations, including digitally generated imagery, graphs, diagrams, geographical maps, and satellite photos

Explaining how our modern lifestyles shift the earth's climate, the authors sound a warning bell: We may be witnessing the beginnings of a mass extinction, caused not by an ice age, asteroids, or volcanoes, but by what might be an even more destructive force--ourselves. And they offer steps we can take before it's too late to avoid a global disaster.



Publisher: London : Rodale, 2005
ISBN: 9781594862885
1594862885
Branch Call Number: 551.6 OCH
551.6 OCH
Characteristics: 288 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 24 cm

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