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The whale and the supercomputer : on the northern front of climate change, Charles Wohlforth

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The whale and the supercomputer : on the northern front of climate change
Title
The whale and the supercomputer
Title remainder
on the northern front of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Charles Wohlforth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A traditional Eskimo whaling party races for shore while their comrades drift out to sea: ice that should be solidly anchored at this time of year is giving way. A team of scientists traverses the breadth of Alaska, measuring the thinning snow in an effort to understand albedo, the snow's reflective ability to cool the earth beneath it. Climate change isn't an abstraction in the Far North--it is a reality that has already altered daily life for Native people who still live largely off the land and sea, and lured scientists seeking to uncover its mysteries. Wohlforth follows both groups as they navigate a radically shifting landscape. The two cultures see the same changes, but they struggle to reconcile their different ways of comprehending what these changes mean
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wohlforth, Charles P
Dewey number
305.897/12
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.E7
LC item number
W777 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inupiat
  • Inupiat
  • Whaling
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Human beings
  • Arctic regions
  • Climatic changes
  • Global temperature changes
  • Sea ice
  • Albedo
  • Arctic regions
  • Klimaatveranderingen
  • Gevolgen
  • Eskimo's
Label
The whale and the supercomputer : on the northern front of climate change, Charles Wohlforth
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The whale -- The Iñupiat -- The snow -- The lab -- The ice -- The supercomputer -- The signs -- The camps -- The spirit -- The challenge
Control code
ocm52979200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780865476592
Lccn
2003019448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52979200
  • (OCoLC)52979200
Label
The whale and the supercomputer : on the northern front of climate change, Charles Wohlforth
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The whale -- The Iñupiat -- The snow -- The lab -- The ice -- The supercomputer -- The signs -- The camps -- The spirit -- The challenge
Control code
ocm52979200
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 322 pages
Isbn
9780865476592
Lccn
2003019448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o52979200
  • (OCoLC)52979200

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