Frozen Earth : The Once and Future Story of Ice Ages

Published
  • Berkeley : University of California Press 2013
Physical description
1 online resource (283 p.)
ISBN
  • 0-520-95494-7
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-248) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgment; Preface to the 2013 Edition; Chapter 1 Ice, Ice Ages, and Our Planet's Climate History; Chapter 2 Fire, Water, and God; Chapter 3 Glaciers and Fossil Fish; Chapter 4 The Evidence; Chapter 5 Searching for the Cause of lce Ages 6s; Chapter 6 Defrosting Earth; Chapter 7 The Ice Age Cycles; Chapter 8 Our Planet's Icy Past; Chapter 9 Coring for the Details; Chapter 10 Ice Ages, Climate, and Evolution; Chapter 11 The Last Millennium; Chapter 12 Ice Ages and the Future; Suggestions for Further Reading; Index
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  • In this engrossing and accessible book, Doug Macdougall explores the causes and effects of ice ages that have gripped our planet throughout its history, from the earliest known glaciation-nearly three billion years ago-to the present. Following the development of scientific ideas about these dramatic events, Macdougall traces the lives of many of the brilliant and intriguing characters who have contributed to the evolving understanding of how ice ages come about. As it explains how the great Pleistocene Ice Age has shaped the earth's landscape and influenced the course of human evolution, F

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