Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact

Rising Sea Levels: An Introduction to Cause and Impact

by Hunt Janin, Scott A. Mandia
     
 

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The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military and social development look place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with rising seas.

This book is a wide-ranging introductory survey. It addresses global warming, the hydrologic cycle,

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The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military and social development look place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with rising seas.

This book is a wide-ranging introductory survey. It addresses global warming, the hydrologic cycle, why we should care about the rise of the oceans, storm surges and other extreme events, the changing seas and their shorelines, cities and countries of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian ocean basins, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet, case studies on how the Netherlands and the U.S. plan to cope with sea level rise, the likely impacts of this rise, getting to know the experts on sea level rise, and very long term prospects for the world's shorelines.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
Janin and Mandia are to be commended for their impressive writing skills, intelligent presentations, and unusually intensive information-gathering efforts...valuable...highly recommended
Skeptical Science
excellent new book...well-referenced and scientifically accurate
Penn State University, Nobel Peace Prize winner - Michael E. Mann
"if you're looking for a comprehensive discussion of one of the most pressing issues on the planet...the threat of global sea level rise...then this is the book for you."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786459568
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/11/2012
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Michael E. Mann
"If you're looking for a comprehensive discussion of one of the most pressing issues on the planet...the threat of global sea level rise...then this is the book for you." (Michael E. Mann, Penn State University, Nobel Peace Prize winner.)

Meet the Author

Hunt Janin is an American writer living in southwestern France. He has written numerous nonfiction and scholarly books on a range of subjects, including medieval history and cross-cultural studies. Scott Mandia is a professor of physical sciences at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island, New York. He has authored numerous weather and climate-related publications both in print and online.

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