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The Resource Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods, Rrichard B. Primack

Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods, Rrichard B. Primack

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Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods
Title
Walden warming
Title remainder
climate change comes to Thoreau's woods
Statement of responsibility
Rrichard B. Primack
Title variation
Walden warming
Title variation remainder
climate change comes to Thoreaus woods
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Review
While Henry David Thoreau's Walden (1854) is known as a seminal work for environmentalists, it had never occurred to Primack (biology, Boston Univ.; Essentials of Conservation Biology ) that it was also a valuable data set. However, when looking for detailed earlier information related to flora and fauna, Primack was surprised to learn that Thoreau was a meticulous note taker and had in his journal pages upon pages of facts for more than 300 species of plants, over a period of 13 years. With these in hand, Primack compared and contrasted Thoreau's environmental markers with the same indicators from today and makes the unassailable case that climate change has indeed arrived and is evident at Walden Pond. In addition to plants, Primack and his fellow researchers examine avian data along with that of frogs and other creatures, further driving his point that global warming is making an indelible impression on our planet. He also covers ongoing initiatives to lessen these effects and stem the environmental damage happening all around us. An appendix of species rounds out the title. VERDICT Primack's book brings the issue of climate change down to earth in a focused approach without hard science; recommended to students of environmental studies as well as to general readers active in the study of the subject.— Susan E. Brazer, Salisbury Univ. Lib., MA --Susan E. Brazer (Reviewed March 15, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 5, p136)
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10302068
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ICU/DLC
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1950-
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Primack, Richard B.
Dewey number
577.2709744
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH105.M4
LC item number
P75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Thoreau, Henry David
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
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climate change comes to Thoreau's woods
Label
Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods, Rrichard B. Primack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Borneo to Boston -- A hard rain -- Thoreau, scientist -- Phantom plants -- Wild apples and other missing flowers -- The strife in loosestrife -- The message of the birds -- Birds in the mist (net) -- Bees and butterflies -- From insects to fish to people -- Clouds of mosquitoes -- The frog chorus -- Running in the sun and rain -- A new Earth -- Afterword: citizen science
Control code
1009996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226682686
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780226682686
Label
Walden warming : climate change comes to Thoreau's woods, Rrichard B. Primack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Borneo to Boston -- A hard rain -- Thoreau, scientist -- Phantom plants -- Wild apples and other missing flowers -- The strife in loosestrife -- The message of the birds -- Birds in the mist (net) -- Bees and butterflies -- From insects to fish to people -- Clouds of mosquitoes -- The frog chorus -- Running in the sun and rain -- A new Earth -- Afterword: citizen science
Control code
1009996
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780226682686
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013038942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780226682686

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