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The white planet : the evolution and future of our frozen world /

by Jouzel, Jean; Lorius, Claude; Raynaud, Dominique.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2013Description: xv, 306 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780691144993 (cloth : alk. paper); 0691144990 (cloth : alk. paper).Uniform titles: Planete blanche. English.Subject(s): Glaciers | Glaciology | Climatic changes | Paleoclimatology | Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric
Contents:
The world of ice : past and present. The ice on our planet ; From exploration to scientific observation ; Ice through the ages -- Polar ice : amazing archives. Reconstructing the climates of the past ; Glacial archives ; The campaigns ; Vostok: the cornucopia ; Dome C : 800,000 years and the revolution of the rhythm of glaciations ; Rapid climatic variations ; The last 10,000 years : an almost stable climate -- The White Planet tomorrow. The climate and greenhouse gases ; Have humans already changed the climate? ; What will the climate be in the future? ; A warming with multiple consequences ; What we must do -- the poles and the planet. The crucial place of research ; Humans and the rise of pollution -- The anthropocene era.
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BOOK BOOK Mesa Lab QC981.8.I23 J6813 2013 (Browse shelf) 1 Available

"First published in France under the title Planete blanche, les glaces, le climat et l'environnement, Odile Jacob, 2008."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-290) and index.

The world of ice : past and present. The ice on our planet ; From exploration to scientific observation ; Ice through the ages -- Polar ice : amazing archives. Reconstructing the climates of the past ; Glacial archives ; The campaigns ; Vostok: the cornucopia ; Dome C : 800,000 years and the revolution of the rhythm of glaciations ; Rapid climatic variations ; The last 10,000 years : an almost stable climate -- The White Planet tomorrow. The climate and greenhouse gases ; Have humans already changed the climate? ; What will the climate be in the future? ; A warming with multiple consequences ; What we must do -- the poles and the planet. The crucial place of research ; Humans and the rise of pollution -- The anthropocene era.

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