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Earth's Climate Evolution free pdf To understand climate change today, we first need to know how Earth s climate changed over the past 450 million years. Finding answers depends upon contributions from a wide range of sciences, not just the rock record uncovered by geologists. In Earth s Climate Evolution, Colin Summerhayes analyzes reports and records of past climate change dating back to the late 18th century to uncover key patterns in the climate system. The book will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about future climate change. The book takes a unique approach to the subject providing a description of the greenhouse and icehouse worlds of the past 450 million years since land plants emerged, ignoring major earlier glaciations like that of Snowball Earth, which occurred around 600 million years ago in a world free of land plants. It describes the evolution of thinking in palaeoclimatology and introduces the main players in the field and how their ideas were received and, in many cases, subsequently modified. It records the arguments and discussions about the merits of different ideas along the way. It also includes several notes made from the author s own personal involvement in palaeoclimatological and palaeoceanographic studies, and from his experience of working alongside several of the major players in these fields in recent years. This book will be an invaluable reference for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in related fields and will also be of interest to historians of science and/or geology, climatology and oceanography. It should also be of interest to the wider scientific and engineering community, high school science students, policy makers, and environmental NGOs. Reviews: "Outstanding in its presentation of the facts and a good read in the way that it intersperses the climate story with the author's own experiences. [This book] puts the climate story into a compelling geological history." -Dr. James Baker "The book is written in very clear and concise prose, [and takes] original, enlightening, and engaging approach to talking about 'ideas' from the perspective of the scientists who promoted them." -Professor Christopher R. Scotese

About Colin P. Summerhayes

Colin Summerhayes is an Emeritus Associate of the ScottPolar Research Institute of Cambridge University. He has carriedout research on past climate change in both academia and industry:at Imperial College London- the University of Cape Town- the WoodsHole Oceanographic Institution- the UK s Institute ofOceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory- the UK sSouthampton (now National) Oceanography Centre- the ExxonProduction Research Company- and the BP Research Company. He hasmanaged research programmes on climate change for the UK sNatural Environment Research Council, the IntergovernmentalCommission of UNESCO, and the Scientific Committee on AntarcticResearch of the International Council for Science. He has co-editedseveral books relating to aspects of past or modern climate,including North Atlantic Palaeoceanography (1986), UpwellingSystems: Evolution Since the Early Miocene (1992), Upwelling in theOceans (1995), Oceanography: an Illustrated Guide (1996),Understanding the Oceans (2001), Oceans 2020: Science, Trends andthe Challenge of Sustainability (2002), Antarctic Climate Changeand the Environment (2009), and Understanding Earth s PolarChallenges: International Polar Year 2007-2008 (2011).

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Author : Colin P. Summerhayes
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 16 October 2015
ISBN : 1118897390
EAN : 9781118897393
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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