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Waking the giant

  1. Title statementWaking the giant : how a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes / Bill McGuire
    Personal name McGuire, Bill, 1954- (author)
    PublicationOxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
    Phys.des.1 online zdroj (xiv, 303 stran)
    ISBN9780191633874 (online)
    0191633879 (online)
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    Subj. Headings klimatické změny climate changes * zemětřesení earthquake * tsunami tsunamis * sopečné erupce volcanic eruptions
    Form, Genre elektronické knihy electronic books
    Conspect551 - Geologie. Meteorologie. Klimatologie
    UDC 551.583 , 550.34 , 551.466.6 , 551.211/.214 , (0.034.2:08)
    Document kindElectronic sources

    Twenty thousand years ago our planet was an icehouse. Temperatures were down six degrees; ice sheets kilometres thick buried much of Europe and North America and sea levels were 130m lower. The following 15 millennia saw an astonishing transformation as our planet metamorphosed into the temperate world upon which our civilisation has grown and thrived. One of the most dynamic periods in Earth history saw rocketing temperatures melt the great ice sheets like butter on a hot summer'sday; feeding torrents of freshwater into ocean basins that rapidly filled to present levels.

    Cover; Contents; Preface; List of Illustrations; 1 The Storm after the Calm; 2 Once and Future Climate; 3 Nice Day for an Eruption; 4 Bouncing Back; 5 Earth in Motion; 6 Water, Water, Everywhere; 7 Reawakening the Giant; Selected Sources and Further Reading; Index.