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Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming

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Review:

"In an unorthodox blend of history, science and ecopolitics, Christianson...makes a cogent case that global warming is real....A historian of science at Indiana State University, Christianson calls his gracefully written book the biography of a scientific idea....[E]ngaging text." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A levelheaded, multileveled historical excursion, providing an advantage in understanding the controversial global-warming threat." Booklist

Book News Annotation:

132379In roughly chronological linked stories, Christianson (history, Indiana State U.) traces the theories, observations, and assumptions that have led to the modern sciences studying the atmosphere. He begins in the early 1800s when Fourier discovered that the air absorbs the Sun's warmth and re-radiates it to the Earth's surface. He shows how science and history intertwine, profiling many players not usually connected with science or global warming.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-292) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802713469
Subtitle:
The 200-Year Story of Global Warming
Author:
Christianson, Gale E.
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Global warming -- History.
Publication Date:
May 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.46x5.87x1.20 in. 1.24 lbs.

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Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » General

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Product details 288 pages Walker & Company - English 9780802713469 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In an unorthodox blend of history, science and ecopolitics, Christianson...makes a cogent case that global warming is real....A historian of science at Indiana State University, Christianson calls his gracefully written book the biography of a scientific idea....[E]ngaging text."
"Review" by , "A levelheaded, multileveled historical excursion, providing an advantage in understanding the controversial global-warming threat."
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