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Title:
The attacking ocean : the past, present, and future of rising sea levels / Brian Fagan.
Call Number:
551.458 FAG
Publication Date:
2013.
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publisher:
New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
xxii, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents:
Minus one hundred twenty-two meters and climbing -- Millennia of dramatic change. Doggerland ; Euxine and Ta-Mehu ; "Marduk laid a reed on the face of the waters" -- Catastrophic forces. "Men were swept away by waves" ; "The whole shoreline filled" ; "The abyss of the depths was uncovered" ; "The whole is now one festering mess" ; The Golden Waterway ; "Wave in the harbor" -- Challenging inundations. A right to subsistence ; The dilemma of islands ; "The crookedest river in the world" ; "Here the tide is ruled, by the wind, the moon and us."
Summary:
A history of climate change describes the dramatic evolution and stabilization of the oceans before the rise of humans approximately 6,000 years ago, tracing a significant rise in global temperatures since 1860 and how a rising sea level is affecting world populations. By the best-selling author of The Great Warming.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-255) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1430297
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