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The Resource The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery

The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery

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The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
Title
The weather makers
Title remainder
how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
Statement of responsibility
Tim Flannery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Originally skeptical of global warming, Flannery spent years compiling his own research. What he learned is sobering. Human beings are weather makers whose production of carbon dioxide is polluting the planet at a devastating rate. Species are disappearing, the natural world is changing, and weather events, like Hurricane Katrina, are becoming increasingly disastrous. But as Flannery shows, there are cleaner ways to live--and doing so is the only wat to avoid global catastrophe
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Writing style
Award
  • Australian Book Industry Awards, General Non Fiction Book of the Year, 2006.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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163223
Cataloging source
NOV
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth
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The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery
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Copyright
Note
  • "Afterword to the Paperback Edition copyright c2006 by Tim Flannery." -- Title page verso
  • "Originally published in 2005 by Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [326]-348) and index
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  • sheet
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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 -- Postscript -- Afterword -- Afterword to the paperback edition -- Climate change checklist -- Green power
Control code
ocm77457247
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780802142924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth, Tim Flannery
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Afterword to the Paperback Edition copyright c2006 by Tim Flannery." -- Title page verso
  • "Originally published in 2005 by Text Publishing Company, Melbourne, Australia"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [326]-348) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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 -- Postscript -- Afterword -- Afterword to the paperback edition -- Climate change checklist -- Green power
Control code
ocm77457247
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Grove Press edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780802142924
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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