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The complete Ice Age

The complete Ice Age Author Brian M. Fagan
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822036402659
Release 2009-10-19
Pages 240
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"In this book, leading scientists weave a compelling story out of the most up-to-date discoveries in different fields of Ice Age research." "As the glaciers melted 10,000 years ago, our ancestors faced a staggering sea-level rise of 120 metres, far in excess of the relatively modest rise predicted for the 21st century. The final chapter issues a stark warning about the future of our planet and the consequences of our profligate lifestyles." "Magnificently illustrated with dramatic landscape photography, fossil remains of our ancestors and Ice Age beasts, and specially commissioned explanatory diagrams, The Complete Ice Age shows both the fragility of our climate system and the power of humans to adapt to the most extreme environmental challenges."--BOOK JACKET.

Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management

Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management Author Thomas H. Cahill
ISBN-10 9781118202449
Release 2012-06-13
Pages 320
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Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.

The Good the Bad and the Just

The Good  the Bad  and the Just Author Riël Vermunt
ISBN-10 9781317029977
Release 2016-03-16
Pages 344
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Drawing on multidisciplinary findings and ideas, this book discusses fair allocation of social resources, such as goods, services and information, in a novel and integrated way. The role of the essential features of allocation behavior: motivation, cognition and emotion, as well as morality and reactions to perceived unfairness are examined in the newly developed Justice Model. The author offers explanations as to why, how and to what extent, people, in an effort to attain justice, allocate social resources between self and others and among others. It is held that the allocation event, featuring actor, recipient and observer, as well as the resources to be allocated by an actor, can function as a guideline for the essentials of fair behavior. The work explores the conditions under which an actor may deviate from a just division of social resources thus instigating a reaction from recipients and observers. The study covers various levels of analysis ranging from the intra-personal to the societal. The book will be of interest to academics and researchers working in the areas of crime, law, justice, public policy and governance.

Postmodern Climate Change

Postmodern Climate Change Author Leigh Glover
ISBN-10 9781134247844
Release 2007-01-24
Pages 336
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A much-needed analysis of international climate change politics as a key issue of modernity and in the context of environmentalism. Leigh Glover presents a new way to understand the climate change problem and is concerned with problems of modernity and postmodernity in the context of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the international politics surrounding the UN agreement of climate change, the Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, Glover examines the issue using the key aspects of climate change science, global environmental politics, and global environmental management.

A Cultural History of Climate

A Cultural History of Climate Author Wolfgang Behringer
ISBN-10 9780745645292
Release 2010
Pages 295
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Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth's climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals.

Ice Ages

Ice Ages Author John Imbrie
ISBN-10 0674440757
Release 1986
Pages 224
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This book tells the exciting story of the ice ages--what they were like, why they occurred, and when the next one is due. The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the CLIMAP project to study changes in the earth's climate over the past 700,000 years. One of the goals was to produce a map of the earth during the last ice age. Scientists examined cores of sediment from the Indian Ocean bed and deciphered a continuous history for the past 500,000 years. Their work ultimately confirmed the theory that the earth's irregular orbital motions account for the bizarre climatic changes which bring on ice ages. This is a tale of scientific discovery and the colorful people who participated: Louis Agassiz, the young Swiss naturalist whose geological studies first convinced scientists that the earth has recently passed through an ice age; the Reverend William Buckland, an eccentric but respected Oxford professor who fought so hard against the ice-age theory before accepting it; James Croll, a Scots mechanic who educated himself as a scientist and first formulated the astronomic theory of ice ages; Milutin Milankovitch, the Serbian mathematician who gave the astronomic theory its firm quantitative foundation; and the many other astronomers, geochemists, geologists, paleontologists, and geophysicists who have been engaged for nearly a century and a half in the pressing search for a solution to the ice-age mystery.

Greenhouse Warming and Nuclear Hazards

Greenhouse Warming and Nuclear Hazards Author Peter Fong
ISBN-10 9789814479721
Release 2005-11-24
Pages 276
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This book is a rebuttal of the common belief that grave environmental consequences are associated with the issues of global warming and nuclear hazards. Firstly, it is argued that after 25 years of research no-one has actually found evidence for greenhouse warming. Instead, the heat has caused the evaporation of ocean water to increase cloud coverage, reflecting more sunlight away, cooling down the earth and nullifying the effects of greenhouse warming. The author describes this revolution in climatology through new scientific discoveries that solve the longstanding mystery of the ice ages and explain the enigma of the missing greenhouse heat. The solution of the ice age problem is a far most important scientific accomplishment. In the second part of the book, the author argues that the effects of low-level radiation can be beneficial rather than damaging. Evidence is presented proving that low-level radiation in the US from both natural sources and human activities such as nuclear bombs tests actually reduces death rates from cancer and other diseases and increases longevity. In the Indian State of Kerala life span has been shown to increase 10.5 years due to the natural radiation from thorium mines. The book proposes that primitive life forms must have developed immune systems to counter the harmful effects of natural radioactivity and that low-level radiation from nuclear waste may one day be transformed from trash to treasure. Nature has always been kind to humans. But our self-aggrandizing species has mistaken blessings for disasters and spoiled the otherwise splendid 20th century. Contents:Greenhouse Warming and Nuclear Hazards:Three Smoking Guns Prove the Falsity of Greenhouse WarmingNuclear Waste Disposal, from Trash to TreasureCancer Death Rates of 50 States of US Related to Natural and Nuclear-Bomb-Test-Induced Low Level RadiationGreenhouse Warming:Latent Heat of Melting and Its Importance for Glaciation CyclesOrigin of Ice Ages: Initial Condition Forcing and DynamicsUnraveling a Century's Mystery of the Ice AgesThe Fourth Phase of Water and the Theories of Greenhouse Effects and Ice Age Glacial CyclesResearch Papers on Nuclear Hazards:The Ultimate Direct Measurement of Low Level Radiation EffectsLong Life Expectancy as the Beneficial Effect of Low RadiationLow Level Radiation Extends Life Span by Cutting Death Rates of Disease Including Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, etc.Reexamining Nuclear Energy Safety Readership: Undergraduates and general public. Keywords:Greenhouse Effect;Global Warming;Environment;Energy Nuclear;Cancer;Ageing;Ice Age;Climate;Thermodynamics

Geology and the Environment

Geology and the Environment Author Bernard W. Pipkin
ISBN-10 9781285530161
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 656
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Cengage Learning's GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, in partnership with the National Geographic Society brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory geology courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT alternative, it's never been easier to explore the relationship between humans and the geologic hazards, processes, and resources that surround us. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change Author Andrew Dessler
ISBN-10 9781139486538
Release 2010-02-18
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The second edition of Dessler and Parson's acclaimed book provides an integrated treatment of the science, technology, economics, policy, and politics of climate change. Aimed at the educated non-specialist, and at courses in environmental policy or climate change, the book clearly lays out the scientific foundations of climate change, the issues in current policy debates, and the interactions between science and politics that make the climate change debate so contentious and confusing. This new edition is brought completely up to date to reflect the rapid movement of events related to climate change. In addition, all sections have been improved, in particular a more thorough primer on the basic science of climate change is included. The book also now integrates the discussion of contrarian claims with the discussion of current scientific knowledge; extends the discussion of cost and benefit estimates; and provides an improved glossary.

Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm

Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm Author Gerold Wefer
ISBN-10 9783662049655
Release 2013-03-09
Pages 486
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The global environment is changing rapidly under the impact of human activities, and an important element of this change is related to global c1imate modification. Can the study of c1imate and history help in devising strategies for coping with this change? What might be the type of information most useful in this context? What are the pitfalls awaiting the unwary? These are the kinds of questions that led us to bring together experts from the natural and social sci ences with a strong interest in history, to promote discussion between workers in different disciplines by focussing on a common topic of great interest to society. The meeting was arranged in the framework of a "Hanse Conference" within the interdisciplinary program of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, a foundation set up to promote interdisciplinary studies in collaboration between the universities ofBremen and Oldenburg. The aim ofthe Hanse Conferences in general is to provide opportunities for experts from different fields of the sciences and humanities to come together and explore the larger framework oftopics of common interest. What unites the partici pants is their desire to look over the fence to neighboring disciplines. Young colleagues who wish to build an interdisciplinary career are particularly welcome. In the Hanse Conference on Climate and History, we have endeavoured to build bridges between the c1imate sciences and the sociological sciences concemed with environmental impacts on human activities. The geological sciences, we feIt, are especially well suited to the purpose because they al ready comprise historical aspects.

Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556039813407
Release 2009
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Current Archaeology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Current Archaeology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Current Archaeology book for free.

Ozone and Climate Change

Ozone and Climate Change Author Stephen J. Reid
ISBN-10 9056992325
Release 2000-03-09
Pages 232
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Humankind has dramatically altered the composition of the atmosphere during the past 150 years, chiefly by increasing the concentrations of naturally occurring greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and, in the last half century, by introducing new ones. Excessive amounts of greenhouse gases trap heat, which the earth would normally radiate back to space, thereby affecting the energy-storage capacity of the atmosphere and oceans. In recent decades the ozone layer has been severely damaged by man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Though their use is now prohibited, they will remain in the atmosphere for many decades and, with their effects exacerbated by global warming, will continue to destroy ozone for many years to come. The greatest concern for our well-being during the next millennium is that a modified climate now seems inevitable. How much can we afford to let it change? This highly accessible book introduces and explains the processes causing these interrelated environmental crises, examines the measures currently being formulated to tackle them, and considers how effective such measures are likely to be.

Health You and Your World

Health  You and Your World Author Bob O'Connor
ISBN-10 9788293232414
Release 2016-11-02
Pages 550
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Written by three experienced college health educators with a total of over 60 years in the field and with demonstrated expertise in: physical fitness, nutrition, ecology, safety, mental health and drugs and alcohol—we have developed the most authoritative and comprehensive college health education text yet written. The comprehensive nature of the book allows instructors to choose the appropriate chapters for the needs of the community and the students. Students can go beyond the chosen curriculum to seek authoritative knowledge that may aid in solving their current problems.

Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization

Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization Author Carl Grant Looney
ISBN-10 9781456866921
Release 2011-02-28
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Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Climate Change and the Emergence of Civilization book for free.

Cave Art and Climate Change

Cave Art and Climate Change Author Kieran D. O’Hara
ISBN-10 9781480811300
Release 2014-10-03
Pages 134
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French and Spanish Upper Paleolithic cave art was drawn forty thousand to eleven thousand years ago, and it was motivated by climate change. Kieran D. O'Hara, a geologist and professor emeritus at the University of Kentucky, explains why we know that to be true in this groundbreaking book. His goal isn't to explore the meaning of cave art but to show why it was done. While many scholars argue that the art depicted in these caves don't depict the animals of that period, O'Hara argues just the opposite - putting forth the controversial theory that the cave paintings accurately reflect the climate and animals that existed alongside the artists. For far too long, cave art specialists have incorrectly concluded that cave art doesn't match up with the reality of life at the time because they've been comparing archaeological bone remains with cave imagery of a different age. Paleolithic people survived through the most severe swings in climate this planet has experienced in the past two million years, and it was a major factor in what cave artists depicted. Examine the facts, and discover a new interpretation with Cave Art and Climate Change.

Climate Change and the Course of Global History

Climate Change and the Course of Global History Author John L. Brooke
ISBN-10 9780521871648
Release 2014-03-17
Pages 631
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Climate Change and the Course of Global History presents the first global study by a historian to fully integrate the earth-system approach of the new climate science with the material history of humanity. Part I argues that geological, environmental, and climatic history explain the pattern and pace of biological and human evolution. Part II explores the environmental circumstances of the rise of agriculture and the state in the Early and Mid-Holocene, and presents an analysis of human health from the Paleolithic through the rise of the state, including the Neolithic Demographic Transition. Part III introduces the problem of economic growth and examines the human condition in the Late Holocene from the Bronze Age through the Black Death, assessing the relationships among human technologies, climatic change, and epidemic disease. Part IV explores the move to modernity, stressing the emerging role of human economic and energy systems as earth-system agents in the Anthropocene. Supported by climatic, demographic, and economic data with forty-nine figures and tables custom-made for this book, A Rough Journey provides a pathbreaking model for historians of the environment, the world, and science, among many others.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change Second Edition

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change  Second Edition Author S. George Philander
ISBN-10 9781506320755
Release 2012-06-13
Pages 1720
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The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.