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The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on earth / Tim Flannery
Nonfiction Nonfiction | Atlantic Monthly Press | c2005 | 1st American ed.
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Imprint
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2005.
Edition
1st American ed.
Descript
xv, 357 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Note
"Originally published in 2005 by Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia"--T.p. verso.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [320]-343) and index.
Contents
The slow awakening -- 1: Gaia's tools -- Gaia -- The great aerial ocean -- The gaseous greenhouse -- The sages and the onion skin -- Time's gateways -- Born in the deep freeze -- Making the long summer -- Digging up the dead -- 2: One in ten thousand -- The unraveling world -- Peril at the poles -- The great stumpy reef? -- A warning from the golden toad -- Liquid gold: changes in rainfall -- An energetic onion skin -- Playing at Canute -- 3: The science of prediction -- Model worlds -- The commitment and approaching extreme danger -- Leveling the mountains -- How can they keep on moving? -- Boiling the abyss -- The pack of jokers -- Civilization: out with a whimper? -- 4: People in greenhouses -- A close-run thing -- The road to Kyoto -- Cost, cost, cost -- People in greenhouses shouldn't tell lies -- Engineering solutions? -- Last steps on the stairway to heaven? -- 5: The solution -- Bright as sunlight, light as wind -- Nuclear Lazarus? -- Of hybrids, minicats, and contrails -- The last act of God? -- The carbon dictatorship? -- Time's up -- Over to you.
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ISBN
0871139359
ISBN/ISSN
9780871139351
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