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Author Pollack, H. N.

Title A world without ice / Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore].

Imprint New York, NY : Avery, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  551.312 P76w 2009    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  551.312 Pol    ---  Available
Description xv, 287 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / Al Gore -- Discovering ice -- Ice and life: on earth and beyond -- When ice ruled the world -- Warming up -- Nature at work -- Human footprints -- Melting ice, rising seas -- Choices amid change -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary This book examines the effects of global warming by looking carefully at the potential consequences of a world without ice. The author traces the effect of mountain glaciers on supplies of drinking water and agricultural irrigation, as well as the current results of melting permafrost and shrinking Arctic sea ice--a situation that has degraded the habitat of numerous animals and sparked an international race for seabed oil and minerals. Catastrophic possibilities loom, including rising sea levels and subsequent flooding of low-lying regions worldwide, and the ultimate displacement of millions of coastal residents. This book answers the most urgent questions about this pending crisis, laying out the necessary steps for managing the unavoidable and avoiding the unmanageable.
Source NBK 10/9 PPL
Subject Glaciers.
Global warming.
Glaciers. (OCoLC)fst00942975
Global warming. (OCoLC)fst00943506
Ice. (OCoLC)fst00966505
ISBN 9781583333570

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