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The Resource A world without ice, Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore]

A world without ice, Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore]

Label
A world without ice
Title
A world without ice
Statement of responsibility
Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A cowinner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize shares a comprehensive survey of ice as a force of nature while describing potential catastrophic consequences of ice shortages, in a reference that outlines recommended steps for avoiding environmental threats
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
330583
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollack, H. N
Dewey number
551.31/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB2405
LC item number
.P55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Glaciers
  • Ice
  • Global warming
Target audience
adult
Label
A world without ice, Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 and change
Control code
756415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781583333570
Lccn
2009030326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583333570
  • (OCoLC)311776118
Label
A world without ice, Henry Pollack ; [foreword by Al Gore]
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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 and change
Control code
756415
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781583333570
Lccn
2009030326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781583333570
  • (OCoLC)311776118

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