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The Weather Makers

The Weather Makers Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 9781555846336
Release 2007-12-01
Pages 400
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An international best seller embraced and endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy industry executives from around the world, Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to national prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet.This edition includes an new afterword by the author.



We Are the Weather Makers

We Are the Weather Makers Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 1606866370
Release 2010-03
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First published for adults, "The Weather Makers" has been adapted for this young adult reader's edition, offering a clear look at the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what can be done to prevent a cataclysmic future.



The Weather makers

The Weather makers Author Shirley Corlett
ISBN-10 1869434285
Release 2001
Pages 155
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Peter Brown is tired of bad weather. Altus, from the Dimension of Natural Forces, is tired of people complaining about the weather. So Altus gives Peter the power to control the weather. But then the forecast turns from showers to Cyclone Cecilia. Suggested level: intermediate.



We are the Weather Makers

We are the Weather Makers Author Tim Fridtjof Flannery
ISBN-10 OCLC:317617481
Release 2007
Pages 279
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We are the Weather Makers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from We are the Weather Makers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full We are the Weather Makers book for free.



Kivalina

Kivalina Author Christine Shearer
ISBN-10 9781608461714
Release 2011-07-26
Pages 240
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“This story is a tragedy, and not just because of what’s happening to the people of Kivalina. It’s a tragedy because it’s unnecessary, the product, as the author shows, of calculation, deception, manipulation, and greed in some of the biggest and richest companies on earth.” —Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet "Christine Shearer's Kivalina: A Climate Change Story is a fast and bumpy ride that begins with the history of outrageous corporate deceptions through public relations and legal campaigns, continuing with building of the coal-and-oil empire to fuel progress in the United States, leading to the horrendous politics of climate crisis, and finally arriving at its destination, a ground-zero of climate refugee, Kivalina—an Inupiat community along the Chukchi Sea coast of arctic Alaska. I was angry when I turned the last page. I urge you to get a copy, read it, share the story, and join the new global climate justice movement."—Subhankar Banerjee, photographer, writer, activist, and author of Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land While corporate funded scientists continue their effort to spread doubt about global climate change, for one native village in Alaska, the price of further denial could be the complete devastation of their homes and culture. Kivalina must be relocated to survive, but neither the oil giants nor the government have proven willing to take responsibility. Christine Shearer is a writer, journalist, activist, and academic. She is the environment and ecology editor of Economy Watch, and managing editor of the online progressive magazine Conducive. She is also a contributor to Coalswarm, part of the online corporate watch website SourceWatch.



Atmosphere of Hope

Atmosphere of Hope Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 9780802190925
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 256
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A decade ago, Tim Flannery’s #1 international bestseller, The Weather Makers, was one of the first books to break the topic of climate change out into the general conversation. Today, Earth’s climate system is fast approaching a crisis. Political leadership has not kept up, and public engagement with the issue of climate change has declined. Opinion is divided between technological optimists and pessimists who feel that catastrophe is inevitable. The publication of this new book is timed for the lead-up to the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, which aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate from all the nations in the world. This book anticipates and will influence the debates. Time is running out, but catastrophe is not inevitable. Around the world people are now living with the consequences of an altered climate—with intensified and more frequent storms, wildfires, droughts and floods. For some it’s already a question of survival. Drawing on the latest science, Flannery gives a snapshot of the trouble we are in and more crucially, proposes a new way forward, including rapidly progressing clean technologies and a “third way” of soft geo-engineering. Tim Flannery, with his inimitable style, makes this urgent issue compelling and accessible. This is a must-read for anyone interested in our global future.



Emerson and the Climates of History

Emerson and the Climates of History Author Eduardo Cadava
ISBN-10 0804728143
Release 1997
Pages 256
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This book brings together a wide range of materials from history, religion, philosophy, horticulture, and meteorology to argue that Emerson articulates his conception of history through the language of the weather. Focusing on Emerson's persistent use of climatic and meteorological metaphors, the book demonstrates that Emerson's reflections on the weather are inseparable from his preoccupation with the central historical and political issues of his day. The author suggests that Emerson's writings may be read as both symptomatic and critical of the governing rhetorics through which Americans of his day thought about the most important contemporary issues, and that what has often been seen as Emerson's retreat from the arena of history into the domain of spirit is in fact an effort to re-treat or rethink the nature of history in terms of questions of representation. What distinguishes this book from the work of other critics who are reassessing Emerson's relation to history is its attempt to think through the way in which the figures of Emerson's rhetoric—figures (like frost, snow, the auroras, and nature in general) which often seem to have nothing to do with either history or politics—are themselves traversed by the conflictual histories of slavery, race, destiny, revolution, and the meaning of America. It differs, that is, in proposing a textual model for reading Emerson that measures his engagement with changing historical and political relations in terms of the way he works to revise the language he inherits. There can be no reading of Emerson, the author suggests, that does not trace the movement of his figures and tropes as they become something else, as they open onto questions of history.



Snowboarding Learning to Ride from All Mountain to Park

Snowboarding  Learning to Ride from All Mountain to Park Author
ISBN-10 9781594854583
Release 2009
Pages 202
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With millions flocking to the sport each year, snowboarding has become one of the of most popular winter pastimes. Written for the beginning to intermediate practitioner, Snowboarding focuses on the techniques of the sport, from park and pipe riding to boardslides and tail presses. Liam Gallagher details everything from the basics of understanding snow conditions and park responsibility to the fundamentals of riding, with a complete explanation of jumps and rails. Featuring a history ofthe sport, a breakdown of choosing and caring for your gear, and testimonials from professional riders, this is the comprehensive guide to get you out on the mountain.



A Project Guide to Wind Weather and the Atmosphere

A Project Guide to Wind  Weather and the Atmosphere Author Marylou Morano Kjelle
ISBN-10 9781612281162
Release 2010-12-23
Pages 48
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There’s no doubt about it: weather plays a big role in our lives. But what exactly is weather, and what causes it? Why is it sunny one day and cloudy the next? What are hail and fog? Find out how events that occur miles above Earth’s surface produce different types of weather. Simple experiments give a hands–on approach to studying sunlight, air temperature, and atmospheric pressure. Also included are directions for making meteorological instruments, including a precipitation gauge and barometer. There may be no way to control the weather, but you can find out how to predict weather events and how to prepare for them.



Aftermath

Aftermath Author James George Frazer
ISBN-10 9781108057509
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 522
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A supplement to Frazer's The Golden Bough, this 1936 work remains an important text for scholars of religion and anthropology.



The Land Beyond the Forest

The Land Beyond the Forest Author Emily Gerard
ISBN-10 9781108021616
Release 2011-02-17
Pages 402
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Gerard's informative and highly readable travelogue about the country and people of Transylvania inspired Bram Stoker when writing Dracula.



Early Warming

Early Warming Author Nancy Lord
ISBN-10 9781582438689
Release 2011-01-10
Pages 256
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In Shishmaref, Alaska, new seawalls are constructed while residents navigate the many practical and bureaucratic obstacles to moving their entire island village to higher ground. Farther south, inland hunters and fishermen set out to grow more of their own food—and to support the reintroduction of wood bison, an ancient species well suited to expected habitat changes. First Nations people in Canada team with conservationists to protect land for both local use and environmental resilience. In Early Warming, Nancy Lord takes a cutting-edge look at how communities in the North—where global warming is amplified and climate-change effects are most immediate—are responding with desperation and creativity. This beautifully written and measured narrative takes us deep into regions where the indigenous people who face life-threatening change also demonstrate impressive conservation ethics and adaptive capacities. Underpinned by a long acquaintance with the North and backed with scientific and political sophistication, Lord’s vivid account brings the challenges ahead for us all into ice-water clarity.



Chasing Kangaroos

Chasing Kangaroos Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 0802143717
Release 2008
Pages 258
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The acclaimed naturalist and author of The Weather Makers celebrates his native Australia and one of its most extraordinary creatures as he crisscrosses the continent to look at how the kangaroo both shapes and is shaped by its environment, looks at Australia's natural history and habitats, and traces the evolution of the kangaroo. Reprint.



Keeper of the Celtic Secrets

Keeper of the Celtic Secrets Author Betty Rhodes
ISBN-10 9781598002836
Release 2006-01
Pages 336
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WRITTEN AS A BOOK OF FICTION - BUT IS IT Revealed in this book, is the mystery behind the Missing Link, the answer to the 'creation or evolution' question, the origins of the races, the origins of Rh-Negative blood; the Red Thread, the Origin of the Hebrew people, the wandering planet of Hibiru - yes, Hibiru, and much more. See, how patterns can reveal the future, what the Garden of Eden really was, and learn about the ancient Gods of Sumer, the Mazzaroth trail, and much more. This book has a heart wrenching love story, and is full of mystery, danger, and excitement, but more importantly, it contains the unveiling of secret knowledge from some old secret journals. Journals, scribed in 1650, have passed down to 'the keeper of the secrets', Samantha O'Brian, who decides to share these amazing secrets with the world. These secrets will open your eyes to wisdom so astounding, that you won't believe your eyes.



Acts of God

Acts of God Author Ted Steinberg
ISBN-10 9780199838998
Release 2006-07-20
Pages 336
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As the waters of the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain began to pour into New Orleans, people began asking the big question--could any of this have been avoided? How much of the damage from Hurricane Katrina was bad luck, and how much was poor city planning? Steinberg's Acts of God is a provocative history of natural disasters in the United States. This revised edition features a new chapter analyzing the failed response to Hurricane Katrina, a disaster Steinberg warned could happen when the book first was published. Focusing on America's worst natural disasters, Steinberg argues that it is wrong to see these tragedies as random outbursts of nature's violence or expressions of divine judgment. He reveals how the decisions of business leaders and government officials have paved the way for the greater losses of life and property, especially among those least able to withstand such blows--America's poor, elderly, and minorities. Seeing nature or God as the primary culprit, Steinberg explains, has helped to hide the fact that some Americans are simply better able to protect themselves from the violence of nature than others. In the face of revelations about how the federal government mishandled the Katrina calamity, this book is a must-read before further wind and water sweep away more lives. Acts of God is a call to action that needs desperately to be heard.



Now or Never

Now or Never Author Tim Flannery
ISBN-10 0802198961
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 176
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In Now or Never, the internationally acclaimed author of The Weather Makers returns to the subject of climate change with a book that is at once a forceful call to action and a deeply (and often surprisingly) pragmatic roadmap toward sustainability. Utilizing the most up-to-the-minute data available, Tim Flannery offers a guided tour of the environmental challenges we face and their potential solutions in both the big picture and in specific detail. He explores everything from techniques for storing the carbon that dead plants release into the earth to the fragile balancing act between energy demands and food supply in India and China, from carbon-trading schemes in South America to a recent collaboration between a Danish wind-energy company and an automobile manufacturer that may produce a viable electric car and end the reign of big oil. Now or Never is a powerful, thought-provoking, and essential book about the most urgent issue of our time. It burns with Flannery’s characteristic mix of passion, scientific precision, and “offhand interdisciplinary brilliance” (Entertainment Weekly).



Environmental Politics

Environmental Politics Author Shannon O'Lear
ISBN-10 9781139491143
Release 2010-08-19
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Shannon O'Lear brings a geographer's perspective to environmental politics. The book considers issues of climate change, energy, food security, toxins, waste, and resource conflict to explore how political, economic, ideological and military power have contributed to the generation of environmental issues and the formation of dominant narratives about them. The book encourages the reader to think critically about the power dynamics that shape (and limit) how we think about environmental issues and to expand the reader's understanding of why it matters that these issues are discussed at particular spatial scales. Applying a geographer's sense of scale and power leads to a better understanding of the complexity of environmental issues and will help formulate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The book will appeal mainly to advanced students and researchers from a geography background, but also to social and political scientists who wish to look at the topic from this different perspective.