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Vanishing Ice (eBook)

Glaciers, Ice Sheets, And Rising Seas

de Vivien Gornitz 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Edição ou reimpressão: fevereiro de 2019
30,31€
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The Arctic is thawing. In summer, cruise ships sail through the once ice-clogged Northwest Passage, lakes form on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and polar bears swim farther and farther in search of waning ice floes. At the opposite end of the world, floating Antarctic ice shelves are shrinking. Mountain glaciers are in retreat worldwide, unleashing flash floods and avalanches. We are on thin iceand with melting permafrosts potential to let loose still more greenhouse gases, these changes may be just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

Vanishing Ice is a powerful depiction of the dramatic transformation of the cryospherethe world of ice and snowand its consequences for the human world. Delving into the major components of the cryosphere, including ice sheets, valley glaciers, permafrost, and floating ice, Vivien Gornitz gives an up-to-date explanation of key current trends in the decline of ice mass. Drawing on a long-term perspective gained by examining changes in the cryosphere and corresponding variations in sea level over millions of years, she demonstrates the link between thawing ice and sea-level rise to point to the social and economic challenges on the horizon. Gornitz highlights the widespread repercussions of ice loss, which will affect countless people far removed from frozen regions, to demonstrate why the big meltdown matters to us all. Written for all readers and students interested in the science of our changing climate,Vanishing Ice is an accessible and lucid warning of the coming thaw.

Vanishing Ice
Glaciers, Ice Sheets, And Rising Seas
ISBN: 9780231548892 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: PDF i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Exatas e Nat.  >  Meteorologia

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