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The flooded earth; our future in a world without ice caps. (reprint, 2010).

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The flooded earth; our future in a world without ice caps. (reprint, 2010)

Ward, Peter D.

Basic Books

2010

261 pages

$16.99

GB2401

Writing for general readers, Ward (biology and earth and spaces sciences, U. of Washington-Seattle) projects the consequences over the next few centuries of the impending and accelerating rise of the oceans due to global warming. He begins with how sea level change is happening now, and the geological record of past sea level changes. Then he discusses human population change, carbon dioxide, global warming, the impact of rising sea levels on agriculture, continental ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica and how they formed and will melt, previous epochs without ice sheets, and potential fixes for rising seas. This is a paperbound reprint of the 2010 clothbound edition.

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