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Janin, Hunt, 1940-
Rising sea levels : an introduction to cause and impact / Hunt Janin and Scott A. Mandia
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  GC89 .J355 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Sea level -- Climatic factors
Coast changes
Floods
Climatic changes
Physical Description vii, 211 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-204) and index
Contents A short primer on global warming -- The world ocean and the hydrologic cycle -- Why should we care about the rise of the oceans? -- Storm surges and other extreme events -- The changing seas -- At the edges of the sea -- Cities and countries of the Atlantic Ocean basin -- Cities and countries of the Pacific Ocean basin -- Cities and countries of the Indian Ocean basin -- The west Antarctic ice sheet -- The Greenland ice sheet -- A range of options to cope with sea level rise: two case studies - the Netherlands and the United States -- Impacts of sea level rise -- Getting to know the experts -- Very long term prospects for the world's shorelines -- Conclusions: looking ahead
Summary "The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international consequences"--Provided by publisher
NOTE 521046
Alternate Author Mandia, Scott A., 1965-

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