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The Resource Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change, L.S. Gardiner

Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change, L.S. Gardiner

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Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change
Title
Tales from an uncertain world
Title remainder
what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change
Statement of responsibility
L.S. Gardiner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"So far, humanity hasn't done very well in addressing the ongoing climate catastrophe. Veteran science educator L. S. Gardiner believes we can learn to do better by understanding how we've dealt with other types of environmental risks in the past and why we are dragging our feet in addressing this most urgent emergency. Weaving scientific facts and research together with humor and emotion, Gardiner explores human responses to erosion, earthquakes, fires, invasive species, marine degradation, volcanic eruptions, and floods in order to illuminate why we find it so challenging to deal with climate change. Insight emerges from unexpected places--a mermaid exhibit, a Magic 8 Ball, and midcentury cartoons about a future that never came to be. Instead of focusing on the economics and geopolitics of the debate over climate change, this book brings large-scale disaster to a human scale, emphasizing the role of the individual. We humans do have the capacity to deal with disasters. When we face threatening changes, we don't just stand there pretending it isn't so, we do something. But because we're human, our responses aren't always the right ones the first time--yet we can learn to do better. This book is essential reading for all who want to know how we can draw on our strengths to survive the climate catastrophe and forge a new relationship with nature. "--
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Provided by publisher
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gardiner, L. S.
Dewey number
363.738/74
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.G37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural disasters
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
Label
Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change, L.S. Gardiner
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In uncertain terms -- When sands shift -- When ground shakes -- When fish invade -- On the dry side of the glass -- Ashes to ashes -- We are not waterproof -- Reply hazy. Try again -- Space-age improbable possibilities -- Epilogue : reaction time -- Postscript : shrinking the carbon footprint of this book -- In case of emergency
Control code
on1030445402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781609385538
Lccn
2017039549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609385538
  • (OCoLC)1030445402
Label
Tales from an uncertain world : what other assorted disasters can teach us about climate change, L.S. Gardiner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- In uncertain terms -- When sands shift -- When ground shakes -- When fish invade -- On the dry side of the glass -- Ashes to ashes -- We are not waterproof -- Reply hazy. Try again -- Space-age improbable possibilities -- Epilogue : reaction time -- Postscript : shrinking the carbon footprint of this book -- In case of emergency
Control code
on1030445402
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 183 pages
Isbn
9781609385538
Lccn
2017039549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609385538
  • (OCoLC)1030445402

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