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The attacking ocean : the past, present, and future of rising sea levels / Brian Fagan.

Authors: Fagan, Brian M., author.
Call number: 551.458 FAG
Publication: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: Sea level -- History.
Ocean -- History.
Coast changes.
Global temperature changes.
Climatic changes.
Global warming.
Title: The attacking ocean : the past, present, and future of rising sea levels / Brian Fagan.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Physical description: xxii, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents note: Minus one hundred twenty-two meters and climbing -- Millennia of dramatic change. Doggerland ; Euxine and Ta-Mehu ; "Marduk laid a reed on the face of the waters" -- Catastrophic forces. "Men were swept away by waves" ; "The whole shoreline filled" ; "The abyss of the depths was uncovered" ; "The whole is now one festering mess" ; The Golden Waterway ; "Wave in the harbor" -- Challenging inundations. A right to subsistence ; The dilemma of islands ; "The crookedest river in the world" ; "Here the tide is ruled, by the wind, the moon and us."
Summary note: A history of climate change describes the dramatic evolution and stabilization of the oceans before the rise of humans approximately 6,000 years ago, tracing a significant rise in global temperatures since 1860 and how a rising sea level is affecting world populations. By the best-selling author of The Great Warming.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-255) and index.
ISBN: 9781608196920 :
1608196925
LCCN: 2012043454
Url for this record: http://sherloc.indypl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1430297
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