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The Resource The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future, Richard B. Alley

The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future, Richard B. Alley

Label
The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future
Title
The two-mile time machine
Title remainder
ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Alley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Richard Alley tells the history of global climate changes as revealed by reading the annual rings of ice from cores drilled in Greenland. In the 1990s he and his colleagues made headlines with the discovery that the last ice age came to an abrupt end over a period of only three years
  • Here Alley offers the first popular account of the wildly fluctuating climate that characterized most of prehistory - long deep freezes alternating briefly with mild conditions - and explains that we humans have experienced an unusually temperate climate. But, he warns, our comfortable environment could come to an end in a matter of years."
  • "The Two-Mile Time Machine begins with the story behind the extensive research in Greenland in the early 1990s, when scientists were beginning to discover ancient ice as an archive of critical information about the climate." "Alley explains the discovery process in terms the general reader can understand, while laying out the issues that require further study."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alley, Richard B
Dewey number
551.6/09/01
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC884
LC item number
.A55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Climatic changes
  • Ice
  • Paléoclimatologie
  • Climat
  • Glace
  • Climatic changes
  • Ice
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Greenland
  • IJs (natuur)
  • Klimaatveranderingen
  • Toekomst
  • Carottes de forage
  • Glace
  • Paléoclimatologie
  • Changement global de l'environnement
  • Climat
  • Paläoklimatologie
  • Klimaänderung
  • Treibhauseffekt
  • Paleoclimatología
  • Cambios climáticos
  • Hielo
Label
The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future, Richard B. Alley
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) 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
  • 3.
  • Going to Greenland
  • 4.
  • The icy archives : ice sheets and glaciers
  • 5.
  • Ice age through the ice age
  • 6.
  • How cold of old?
  • 7.
  • Dust in the wind
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Tiny bubbles in the ice
  • pt. 3.
  • Crazy climates
  • 9.
  • The Saurian sauna
  • 10.
  • The solar system swing
  • 11.
  • Dancing to the orbital band
  • Setting the stage
  • 12.
  • What the worms turned
  • pt. 4.
  • Why the weirdness?
  • 13.
  • How climate works
  • 14.
  • A chaotic conveyor?
  • 15.
  • Shoving the system
  • 1.
  • pt. 5.
  • Coming craziness?
  • 16.
  • Fuelish
  • 17.
  • Down the road
  • 18.
  • An ice-core view of the future
  • Fast forward
  • 2.
  • Pointers to the past
  • pt. 2.
  • Reading the record
Control code
ocm43729114
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780691004938
Lccn
00036730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43729114
  • (OCoLC)43729114
Label
The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future, Richard B. Alley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) 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
  • 3.
  • Going to Greenland
  • 4.
  • The icy archives : ice sheets and glaciers
  • 5.
  • Ice age through the ice age
  • 6.
  • How cold of old?
  • 7.
  • Dust in the wind
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Tiny bubbles in the ice
  • pt. 3.
  • Crazy climates
  • 9.
  • The Saurian sauna
  • 10.
  • The solar system swing
  • 11.
  • Dancing to the orbital band
  • Setting the stage
  • 12.
  • What the worms turned
  • pt. 4.
  • Why the weirdness?
  • 13.
  • How climate works
  • 14.
  • A chaotic conveyor?
  • 15.
  • Shoving the system
  • 1.
  • pt. 5.
  • Coming craziness?
  • 16.
  • Fuelish
  • 17.
  • Down the road
  • 18.
  • An ice-core view of the future
  • Fast forward
  • 2.
  • Pointers to the past
  • pt. 2.
  • Reading the record
Control code
ocm43729114
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780691004938
Lccn
00036730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o43729114
  • (OCoLC)43729114

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