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Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past (Macmillan Science)

Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past (Macmillan Science)
Author: C. Turney
ISBN 13: 9780230553828
ISBN 10: 230553826
Edition: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication Date: 2008-05-02
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
List Price: $26.00

Imagine a world of wildly escalating temperatures, apocalyptic flooding, devastating storms and catastrophic sea levels. This might sound like a prediction for the future or the storyline of a new Hollywood blockbuster but it’s actually what occurred on earth in the past. In a day and age when worrying forecasts for future climate change are the norm, it seems hard to believe that such things happened regularly over time. Can humankind decipher the past and learn from it?

As science gains new understanding of how the planet works, it’s becoming increasingly clear that no one place is disconnected from anywhere else. From the Alps to the Andes, seemingly unrelated parts of the world are connected in one way or another. By reading this book you’ll realize that we're facing challenges beyond anything our species has had to contend with before.