The Attacking Ocean

The Attacking Ocean

The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels

Book - 2013
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A history of climate change describes the dramatic evolution and stabilization of the oceans before the rise of humans approximately 6,000 years ago, tracing a significant rise in global temperatures since 1860 and how a rising sea level is affecting world populations. By the best-selling author of The Great Warming.
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Press, 2013
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781608196920
Branch Call Number: 551.458 FAGAN
Characteristics: xxii, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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VaughanPLKelly Sep 02, 2017

This book explores an interesting topic - rising sea levels, geological processes, storms, and how humanity is affected by these things. Fagan writes in a way that is accessible, and covers a lot of history in a short amount of space, while still addressing issues that affect different parts of the world.

Aug 11, 2015

Fagan is the most popular archaeologist writing for the general public; he's often on the NY Times best seller llist. This book is a world wide survey of rising sea levels from the end of the last Ice Age to the present. He relates how the collapse of the eastern Canadian ice sheet is 6,200 BC changed the Gulf Stream and with it Europe's weather. Around 5,600 BC the Mediterranean breached the Bosporus and for the first time the Med flowed into the Black Sea, which was 150 meters lower and had farming villages around the coast. It took 2 years of a tremendous waterfall to bring the two seas on the same level. This is the sort of discussion he gives throughout - very readable and always facinating.


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