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.|
Sea level -- History.
Ocean -- History.
Global temperature changes.
|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 -255) and index.|
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