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    DescriptionOur most widely respected environmental writer brings together the essential voices on global warming, from its 19th-century discovery to the present With the rise of extreme weather events worldwide--witness the devastation wrought by Hurricanes Sandy, Irene, and Katrina, and the sustained drought across the American West--global warming has become increasingly difficult to deny. What is happening to our planet? And what can we do about it? "The Global Warming Reader" provides more than thirty-five answers to these burning questions, from more than one hundred years of engagement with the topic. Here is Elizabeth Kolbert's groundbreaking essay "The Darkening Sea," Michael Crichton's skeptical view of climate change, George Monbiot's biting indictment of those who are really using up the planet's resources, NASA scientist James Hansen's testimony before the U.S. Congress, and clarion calls for action by Al Gore, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, and many others. "The Global Warming Reader" is a comprehensive resource, expertly edited by someone who lives and breathes this defining issue of our time.


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    Title
    The Global Warming Reader
    Subtitle
    A Century of Writing about Climate Change
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 421
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143121893
    ISBN 10: 0143121898
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.3
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 363.73874
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RNPG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    Libri: I-EV
    DC22: 363.738/74
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 363.73874
    BISAC V2.8: SCI042000
    B&T Approval Code: A58603600
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: SCI092000
    LC classification: QC981.8.G56 G58197 2012
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    24 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature, and The Age of Missing Information. He is a frequent contributor to such publications as Outside, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books, and a former staff writer at the New Yorker.
    Review quote
    "Relevant, timely, and engaging . . . Among the many books available on global warming, this one is unique. . . . One would be hard pressed to create a better list of documents. . . . Highly recommended for lay readers, professionals and activists, and a worthy addition to any general library collection." --"Electronic Green Journal"