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Extreme Ice Now

Author : James Balog
ISBN : 1426204019
Genre : Nature
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Using both time-lapse and conventional photography as well as digital video, the Extreme Ice Survey is the most extensive visual study ever conducted to illustrate the catastrophic melting of glacial ice. The result is a dramatic and timely demonstration of global warming’s dangerous consequences from Alaska to Iceland to the Alps. Serviced via foot, horseback, dogsled, skis, fishing boats, and helicopters at 15 sites in the Northern Hemisphere and programmed to shoot once an hour, every hour of daylight, each of the 26 cameras captures approximately 4,000 images per year. This stunning collection of photographs will form a companion exhibition traveling to museums all over the world as part of an urgent outreach campaign aimed at educating the public about global warming and providing irrefutable scientific evidence of how rapidly our planet’s climate is changing. Launched in the fall of 2006 and scheduled to continue until late summer of 2009, the remarkable Extreme Ice Survey archive will ultimately total more than 300,000 photographs--a treasure trove of data for researchers and a portrait of nature as arresting and unforgettable as it is ominous.

Dear First Lady

Author : Dwight Young
ISBN : 1426204108
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Collects letters, some of which appear as full-size facsimiles, written over the centuries to America's first ladies by ordinary citizens and famous figures, and includes historical information to illuminate the writer's concerns and ideas.

Ice

Author : James Balog
ISBN : 0847838862
Genre : Photography
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Otherworldly in their austere beauty, the world's glaciers are one of the most awe-inspiring creations from Mother Nature. Since 2005, renowned nature photographer James Balog has devoted his life to capturing these glaciers and documenting their daily changes. While celebrated in this beautiful volume, these stunning images are a dramatic and timely demonstration of the constant transformation of ice and the resulting phases that exist as the glaciers break down. From the nearly half a million photos taken to date, this book offers a fantastic look into the frozen world. With photography from the Extreme Ice Survey as well as Balog's own travels, this book captures the different faces of a glacier, from alpine formations to calving, from ice bergs to meltwater lakes and ice diamonds. Not only are there dozens of beautiful landscape shots, but also included are Balog's trademark mosaic collages and time-lapse photography, so that the reader can experience first-hand the rapid changes now occurring on the earth's glacial ice. These stunning photographs have been taken via foot, horseback, dogsled, skis, fishing boats, and helicopters, and cover glaciers in France, Switzerland, Iceland, Greenland, the United States (Alaska and Montana), Nepal, Bolivia, and Antarctica, among other places.

An Inconvenient Truth

Author : Al Gore
ISBN : 1594865671
Genre : Science
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The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.

Survivors

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ISBN : UOM:39015019425290
Genre : Science
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Presents portraits of endangered or protected animals. Each photo is accompanied by information about the individual animal, including the threats to the species' survival.

James Balog S Animals A To Z

Author : James Balog
ISBN : 0811813398
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Portrays seriously threatened animals whose existence is preserved in zoos, circuses, and wildlife ranches.

A Vast Machine

Author : Paul N. Edwards
ISBN : 9780262290715
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Global warming skeptics often fall back on the argument that the scientific case for global warming is all model predictions, nothing but simulation; they warn us that we need to wait for real data, "sound science." In A Vast Machine Paul Edwards has news for these skeptics: without models, there are no data. Today, no collection of signals or observations -- even from satellites, which can "see" the whole planet with a single instrument -- becomes global in time and space without passing through a series of data models. Everything we know about the world's climate we know through models. Edwards offers an engaging and innovative history of how scientists learned to understand the atmosphere -- to measure it, trace its past, and model its future.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
Genre : English literature
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Field Notes From A Catastrophe

Author : Elizabeth Kolbert
ISBN : 1608195678
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 62. 57 MB
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Long known for her insightful and thought-provoking political journalism, author Elizabeth Kolbert now tackles the controversial and increasingly urgent subject of global warming. In what began as groundbreaking three-part series in the New Yorker, for which she won a National Magazine Award in 2006, Kolbert cuts through the competing rhetoric and political agendas to elucidate for Americans what is really going on with the global environment and asks what, if anything, can be done to save our planet. Now updated and with a new afterword, Field Notes from a Catastrophe is the book to read on the defining issue and greatest challenge of our times. Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before becoming a staff writer covering politics for the New Yorker. She and her husband, John Kleiner, have three sons. They live in Williamstown, MA. Praise for Field Notes from a Catastrophe: "[A] small miracle of concision, gaining by its brevity and its plan of attack a rhetorical power that elucidates, rises to meet and deftly answers the historic crisis in which we find ourselves." -Los Angeles Times "Important...Precise and measured. Visiting an Inupiat community in Alaska, a butterfly expert in England, or a midlevel Bush administration official in Washington, D.C., [Kolbert] lets readers connect the dots to form a frightening (and still avoidable) vision of our future...[Grade:] A." -Entertainment Weekly "If you have time this year for just one book on science, nature or the environment, this should be it."-San Diego Union-Tribune "Passionate...well-researched."-New York Times Book Review

The Myth Of Progress

Author : Tom Wessels
ISBN : 9781611684643
Genre : Science
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A provocative critique of Western progress from a scientific perspective

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