Laboratory Earth

Laboratory Earth : the Planetary Gamble We Can't Afford to Lose

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The possibility of global climatic change as a result of increasing numbers of people requiring higher stands of living has spawned an international controversy over the appropriateness of controls on deforestation and energy use. In order to address the political debate it is essential to understand the scientific background that underlies this problem. Laboratory Earth takes the reader on a journey from the dawn of earth's climate and biological evolution through the era of the dinosaurs, past the Ice Age and into the shadowy environmental future increasingly dominated by human activities. In the final analysis it will be human values more than scientific methods that must be applied to decide how to gamble with the fate of the earth.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 197 x 20mm | 258g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 7 Diagram(s)
  • 0753800411
  • 9780753800416

About Dr. Stephen H. Schneider

Stephen H. Schneider is Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at Stanford University, USA, and former Department Director of Advanced Study Project at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder. He is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading experts in atmospheric research.show more

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