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The Resource Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole, Sarah Dry

Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole, Sarah Dry

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Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole
Title
Waters of the world
Title remainder
the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Dry
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the glaciers of the Alps to the towering cumulonimbus clouds of the Caribbean and the unexpectedly chaotic flows of the North Atlantic, Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story. Linking the history of the planet with the lives of those who studied it, Sarah Dry follows the remarkable scientists who summited volcanic peaks to peer through an atmosphere's worth of water vapor, cored mile-thick ice sheets to uncover the Earth's ancient climate history, and flew inside storm clouds to understand how small changes in energy can produce both massive storms and the general circulation of the Earth's atmosphere. Each toiled on his or her own corner of the planetary puzzle. Gradually, their cumulative discoveries coalesced into a unified working theory of our planet's climate. We now call this field climate science, and in recent years it has provoked great passions, anxieties, and warnings. But no less than the object of its study, the science of water and climate is--and always has been--evolving. By revealing the complexity of this history, Waters of the World delivers a better understanding of our planet's climate at a time when we need it the most
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
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1974-
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Dry, Sarah
Dewey number
551.4809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
GB659.6
LC item number
.D79 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrologists
  • Climatology
  • Climatologists
  • Climatic changes
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Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole, Sarah Dry
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-317) 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 -- Hot ice -- See-through clouds -- Number of the monsoon -- Hot towers -- Fast water -- Old ice -- Conclusion
Control code
on1089843670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780226507705
Lccn
2019017191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029538643
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1089843670
Label
Waters of the world : the story of the scientists who unraveled the mysteries of our oceans, atmosphere, and ice sheets and made the planet whole, Sarah Dry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-317) 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 -- Hot ice -- See-through clouds -- Number of the monsoon -- Hot towers -- Fast water -- Old ice -- Conclusion
Control code
on1089843670
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780226507705
Lccn
2019017191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029538643
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1089843670

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