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Main Title The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future /
Author Alley, Richard B.
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 43729114
ISBN 0691004935; 9780691004938; 0691102961; 9780691102962
Subjects Paleoclimatology ; Climatic changes ; Ice--Greenland--Analysis ; Ice--Analysis ; IJs (natuur) ; Klimaatveranderingen ; Toekomst ; Carottes de forage--Analyse ; Glace ; Paléoclimatologie ; Changement global de l'environnement ; Climat--Changements ; Paläoklimatologie ; Klimaänderung ; Treibhauseffekt ; Palèaoklimatologie ; Klimaèanderung ; Palâeoclimatologie ; Paleoclimatologie ; Glace--Gro enland--Analyse
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJEM  QC884.A55 2000 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/04/2005
ELBM  QC884.A55 2000 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/23/2013
EOAM  QC884.A55 2000 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 08/27/2004
Collation vii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-222) and index.
Contents Notes
"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.