DK Eyewitness Books: Climate Change (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 30, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 72 pages
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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.

An in-depth look at the phenomenon of global warming--what’s causing it, what it might lead to, and what we can do to fight back.

  

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Contents

6 Earths climate
6
8 The greenhouse effect
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10 The carbon cycle
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12 Checks and balances
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14 Natural climate change
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16 The human impact
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18 Burning the forests
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20 Fossil fuels
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42 What scares the scientists?
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44 Climate change and society
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46 Adapting to climate change
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48 Combating climate change
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50 Cutting the carbon
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52 Nuclear power
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54 Renewable energy
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56 Power for the people
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22 Our carbon culture
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24 Adding to the problem
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26 Heatwaves and droughts
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28 Melting ice
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30 Warming oceans
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32 Oceanic research
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34 Living with the heat
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36 Plight of the polar bear
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38 Predicting future climates
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40 The next century
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58 Energy efficiency
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60 Green transportation
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62 Your carbon footprint
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64 Greenhouse gas producers
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66 Timeline
66
69 Find out more
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70 Glossary
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72 Index
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