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Title Climate change : shifting glaciers, deserts, and climate belts / Timothy Kusky.
Author Kusky, Timothy M.
Publication New York : Facts on File, [2009]
Copyright date ©2009
Description xviii, 156 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Call # 551.6 K
Series Hazardous earth
Hazardous earth.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-[148]) and index.
Summary An engrossing history of Earth's climate, including a thorough examination of the myriad causes of climate change over time, human-induced climate change over the past 200 years, and the affect that climate change has had on the environment.
Contents Natural long-term climate change: atmospheric evolution, plate tectonics, supercontinents, and solar evolution -- Natural medium- and short-term climate change: astronomical forcing, El Niño-southern oscillation, thermohaline circulation, and massive volcanism -- Human-induced climate changes -- Global climate changes that lead to droughts and desert formation -- Examples of expanding deserts and drought disasters -- Shrinking glaciers -- Past, present, and future : prediction and mitigation of future climate change -- Summary.
Subject Climatic changes.
Climatic zones.
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