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Earth : the operators' manual
Title:
Earth : the operators' manual
ISBN:
9780393081091
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton, c2011.
Physical Description:
x, 479 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Prepare to come about -- Burning to learn -- Peak trees and peak whale oil -- Fossil fuelish; some telling facts -- Abraham Lincoln or your brother-in-law? -- Red, white, and blue-green -- Canting the kayak -- Why accountants and physicists care about the past -- The moving finger writes -- And having writ, moves on -- The great ice that covers the land -- Kindergarten soccer and the last century of climate -- But my brother-in-law said -- The future -- Valuing the future -- Toilets and the smart grid -- Sustainable solutions on the wind -- Sun and water -- Down by the sea, where the water power grows -- Power from the land -- Put it where the sun doesn't shine: nuclear energy and carbon -- Conservation; why saving energy doesn't mean sitting around in the dark -- Game-changers? geoengineering, fusion, and -- Ten billion and smiling.
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