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Main Title The earth around us : maintaining a livable planet /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Schneiderman, Jill S.
Publisher W.H. Freeman,
Year Published 2000
OCLC Number 42771237
ISBN 0716733978; 9780716733973
Subjects Environmental sciences ; Nature--Effect of human beings on ; Sciences de l'environnement ; Homme--Influence sur la nature
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  GE105.E16 2000 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/04/2002
Collation xx, 455 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 410-442) and index.
Contents Notes Geology : the bifocal science -- Set piece on geologic time from Annals of the Former World -- Stories of land, stories from land -- Henry's land -- Natural science, natural resources, and the nature of nature -- Why believe a computer? Models, measures, and meaning in the natural world -- Down to earth : a historical look at government-sponsored geology -- Sustainable living : common ground for geology and theology -- The golden rule : a proper scale for our environmental crisis -- Ruling the range : managing the public's resources -- Rocks, paper, soils, trees : the view from an experimental forest -- Are soils endangered? -- The Edwards Aquifer : water for thirsty Texans -- From the Catskills to Canal Street : New York City's water supply -- Sustaining healthy coasts -- Lessons from lighthouses : shifting sands, coastal management strategies, and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse controversy -- The follies of Lotus Bay -- Dredging to keep New York-New Jersey Harbor alive -- An earth scientist in city hall : geology and community planning -- From reservoir to wetland : the rise and fall of an Ohio dam -- Living with Karst : maintaining a clean water supply in Olmsted County, Minnesota -- Standoff at Yucca Mountain : high-level nuclear waste in the United States -- Appetite for toxins : bioremediation of contaminated soil -- Ocean circulation : conveyor of past and future climate -- A record of climate change from Owens Lake sediment -- Lessons from the past for future climate -- Nature's sunscreen : ozone depletion and the health of the whole -- Let Earth speak! -- Geology and environmental justice : an example from Hawaii -- Stakes, options, and some natural limits to a sustainable world -- What else should my neighbor know? "Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it?" "These questions are addressed in The Earth Around Us, a collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. The contributors explore Earth's history and processes - especially in relation to today's environmental issues - and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet."--BOOK JACKET.
Place Published New York
PUB Date Free Form 2000
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 99057152
Merged OCLC records 46333839; 59558351; 226098080; 810717780
OCLC Time Stamp 20130411153446
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03992cam 22005534a 45020