Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth

Thomas Levenson, Author HarperCollins Publishers $18.95 (242p) ISBN 978-0-06-016063-0
Climate science goes far beyond weather forecasting; developed as an effort to understand how planet-shaping forces interact, it produces a coherent picture of global processes that run from the begining of time to the present. Levenson, associate producer of the TV series Nova , introduces the new work of physicists, oceanographers, geologists, meteorologists and atmospheric scientists--plus their sophisticated use of computers and satellites--that has converged to revolutionize our knowledge of climate. Reviewing major climatic events of the past (hurricanes, droughts, El Nino), he examines the interaction between climate and society and discusses possible changes in the future due to acid rain, the greenhouse effect and nuclear winter. It's an intriguing subject, sure to attract weather-watchers, conservationists and computer buffs. (May)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1989
Release date: 01/01/1989
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-0-06-091703-6
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