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The Resource Vanishing ice : glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas, Vivien Gornitz

Vanishing ice : glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas, Vivien Gornitz

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Vanishing ice : glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas
Title
Vanishing ice
Title remainder
glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas
Statement of responsibility
Vivien Gornitz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Arctic is thawing. Vanishing Ice is a powerful depiction of the dramatic transformation of the cryosphere--the world of ice and snow--and 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"--
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Gornitz, Vivien
Dewey number
551.6911/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903.2.A68
LC item number
G67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cryosphere
  • Climatic changes
  • Glaciers
  • Ice sheets
  • Sea level
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • Climatic changes
  • Cryosphere
  • Glaciers
  • Ice sheets
  • Arctic Regions
  • Anthropogene Klimaänderung
  • Erwärmung
  • Kryosphäre
  • Schmelzen
Label
Vanishing ice : glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas, Vivien Gornitz
Instantiates
Publication
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
Whither the snows of yesteryear? -- Ice afloat: ice shelves, icebergs, and sea ice -- Impermanent permafrost -- Darkening mountains - disappearing glaciers -- The Greenland ice sheet -- Antarctica: the giant ice locker -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Return to the greenhouse -- The importance of ice -- Appendix A. Anticipating future climate change -- Apendix B. Eyes in the sky : monitoring the cryosphere from above -- Appendix C. Geologic time scale
Control code
1035437221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9780231168243
Lccn
2018041938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035437221
Label
Vanishing ice : glaciers, ice sheets, and rising seas, Vivien Gornitz
Publication
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
Whither the snows of yesteryear? -- Ice afloat: ice shelves, icebergs, and sea ice -- Impermanent permafrost -- Darkening mountains - disappearing glaciers -- The Greenland ice sheet -- Antarctica: the giant ice locker -- From greenhouse to icehouse -- Return to the greenhouse -- The importance of ice -- Appendix A. Anticipating future climate change -- Apendix B. Eyes in the sky : monitoring the cryosphere from above -- Appendix C. Geologic time scale
Control code
1035437221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9780231168243
Lccn
2018041938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035437221

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