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New Mexico s Ice Ages by Spencer G. Lucas

Title New Mexico s Ice Ages
Author Spencer G. Lucas
Publisher New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Release 2005-01-01
Category Geology, Stratigraphic
Total Pages 280
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Ice Ages and Interglacials
Author Donald Rapp
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release 2009-08-22
Category Science
Total Pages 263
ISBN 3540896805
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book studies the history and gives an analysis of extreme climate change on Earth. In order to provide a long-term perspective, the first chapter briefly reviews some of the wild gyrations that occurred in the Earth’s climate hundreds of millions of years ago: snowball Earth and hothouse Earth. Coming closer to modern times, the effects of continental drift, particularly the closing of the Isthmus of Panama are believed to have contributed to the advent of ice ages in the past three million years. This first chapter sets the stage for a discussion of ice ages in the geological recent past (i.e. within the last three million years, with an emphasis on the last few hundred thousand years). The second chapter discusses geological evidence for ice ages – how geologists surmised their existence prior to actual subsurface data that proved the theory. The following two chapters look at ice cores (primarily from Greenland and Antarctica). Chapter 3 discusses how ice core data is processed and Chapter 4 summarizes data obtained from ice cores. Chapter 5 discusses the processing of data obtained from ocean sediments, and summarizes the results, while the following chapter discusses data from other sources, such as "Devil’s Cave." Chapter 7 summarizes the experimental results from Chapters 4, 5, and 6. It provides the foundation for comparison with theories in later chapters. In a perfect world, this data would be totally separate and disconnected from theory. Unfortunately, as the author shows, dating of much of the data was accomplished by "tuning" to the astronomical theory, which introduces circular reasoning. Chapter 8 provides a brief overview of the various theories that have been devised to "explain" the patterns of alternating ice ages and interglacials that have occurred over the past three million years. This serves as an introduction to the following three chapters which presents the astronomical theory in its various manifestations, compare the astronomical theory with data, and then compare other theories with data. Finally, Chapter 12 summarizes what we think we know about ice ages and, more importantly, what we don’t know.

Frozen Earth by J. D. Macdougall

Title Frozen Earth
Author J. D. Macdougall
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 2013
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0520275926
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Explores the causes and effects of ice ages, explains how the Pleistocene Ice Age has shaped the earth's landscape and influenced human evolution, and offers authoritative speculation and explanations of future climate changes, their causes, and their impact on both the natural world and human civilization.

Ice Ages of the Future by Paul Stein

Title Ice Ages of the Future
Author Paul Stein
Publisher Library of Future Weather and
Release 2001
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780823934157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at the origins of previous ice ages, the circumstances that lead up to glaciation, climate changes, and the possibility of an ice age or a less severe period of increased cold in the future.

Ice Ages by Jon Erickson

Title Ice Ages
Author Jon Erickson
Publisher Tab Books
Release 1990
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 177
ISBN 9780830634637
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the great ice ages that engulfed the Earth over the last two billion years, beginning with the creation of the planet, and describes the legacy each ice age has left behind

Little Ice Ages Vol2 Ed2 by Jean M Grove

Title Little Ice Ages Vol2 Ed2
Author Jean M Grove
Publisher Routledge
Release 2013-08-21
Category Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 1134701829
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

After the Ice Age by E. C. Pielou

Title After the Ice Age
Author E. C. Pielou
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2008-04-15
Category Science
Total Pages 376
ISBN 9780226668093
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fascinating story of how a harsh terrain that resembled modern Antarctica has been transformed gradually into the forests, grasslands, and wetlands we know today. "One of the best scientific books published in the last ten years."—Ottowa Journal "A valuable new synthesis of facts and ideas about climate, geography, and life during the past 20,000 years. More important, the book conveys an intimate appreciation of the rich variety of nature through time."—S. David Webb,Science

The Ice Age Challenge by Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Title The Ice Age Challenge
Author Rolf A. F. Witzsche
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2005-03-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 527
ISBN 1897046391
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Ice Age Challenge refers to the challenge that we face globally to create a new foundation for living when the coming Ice Age climate shuts down most of the world's agriculture, possibly 100 to 150 years from now. The novel is the first part of the second episode of the series, The Lodging for the Rose, an eight-part science-fantasy centered on universal love, by Rolf A. F. Witzsche. - We truly are in a race against time, the greatest race since the dawn of man, 'racing' to create the technologies, economies, finances, politics, and social cultures that enable us to shift agriculture into efficient indoor facilities in order to protect our food production in the coming Ice Age environment. The Earth has been in an Ice Age for 1.8 million years, interspersed by the occasional warm period, like the present one that is ending in spite of global warming. The necessary infrastructures for survival are technologically feasible, but will we empower ourselves to create them? That appears to be less certain. It seems that we have been put in race without the skills for it. But then, don't we have the potential to be fast learners? In the course of exploring the question the novel touches on the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Aryan invasion in historic India, the face of Islam, the fascist holocaust, depopulation, global warming, nuclear fusion power, indoors agriculture, and principles of marriage, sex, culture, and science.

Ice Ages by John Imbrie

Title Ice Ages
Author John Imbrie
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release 1986
Category Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780674440753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Scientists charged with producing a map of the earth during the last ice age ultimately confirmed the theory that the earth's irregular orbital motions account for the bizarre climatic changes which bring on ice ages. This book tells the story of those periods--what they were like, why they occurred, and when the next ice age is due.

Little Ice Ages by Jean M. Grove

Title Little Ice Ages
Author Jean M. Grove
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2004
Category Climatic changes.
Total Pages 338
ISBN 9780415334235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This concise and accessible new text offers original and insightful analysis of the policy paradigm informing international statebuilding interventions. The book covers the theoretical frameworks and practices of international statebuilding, the debates they have triggered, and the way that international statebuilding has developed in the post-Cold War era. Spanning a broad remit of policy practices from post-conflict peacebuilding to sustainable development and EU enlargement, Chandler draws out how these policies have been cohered around the problematization of autonomy or self-government. Rather than promoting democracy on the basis of the universal capacity of people for self-rule, international statebuilding assumes that people lack capacity to make their own judgements safely and therefore that democracy requires external intervention and the building of civil society and state institutional capacity. Chandler argues that this policy framework inverses traditional liberal “democratic understandings of autonomy and freedom “ privileging governance over government “ and that the dominance of this policy perspective is a cause of concern for those who live in states involved in statebuilding as much as for those who are subject to these new regulatory frameworks. Encouraging readers to reflect upon the changing understanding of both state “society relations and of the international sphere itself, this work will be of great interest to all scholars of international relations, international security and development.