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The Resource Our biggest experiment : an epic history of the climate crisis, Alice Bell

Our biggest experiment : an epic history of the climate crisis, Alice Bell

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Our biggest experiment : an epic history of the climate crisis
Title
Our biggest experiment
Title remainder
an epic history of the climate crisis
Statement of responsibility
Alice Bell
Title variation
Epic history of the climate crisis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It was Eunice Newton Foote, an American scientist and woman's rights campaigner living in Seneca Falls, New York, who first warned the world that an atmosphere heavy with carbon dioxide could send temperatures here on Earth soaring. This was back in 1856. At the time, no one paid much attention. Our Biggest Experiment tells Foote's story, along with stories of the many other scientists who came before and after her, helping build our modern understanding of climate change. It also tells the story of our energy system, from whale oil to kerosene and beyond, the first steamships, wind turbines, electric cars, oil tankers and fridges. The story flows from the Enlightenment into World War Two and beyond, tracing the development of big science and our advancing realisation that global warming was a significant global problem, along with the growth of the environmental movement, climate scepticism and political systems like the UN climate talks. As citizens of the twenty-first century, it can feel like history's dealt us a rather bad hand with the climate crisis. In many ways, this is true. Our ancestors have left us an almighty mess. But they left us tools for survival too, and Our Biggest Experiment tells both sides of the story"--
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Bell, Alice R
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Global warming
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Research
  • Réchauffement de la Terre
  • Climat
  • Climat
  • SCIENCE / Physics
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Research
Label
Our biggest experiment : an epic history of the climate crisis, Alice Bell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Experiments -- A steam-powered greenhouse -- Discovering our hothouse Earth -- From whale to shale -- The weather watchers -- Electric avenues -- Tree huggers -- The rise, fall, and rise of big oil -- Big science -- A carousel of progress -- Growing concern -- Crisis point -- Already happening now -- Conclusion: End point?
Control code
1236092035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781640094338
Lccn
2020053206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40030743706
System control number
(OCoLC)1236092035
Label
Our biggest experiment : an epic history of the climate crisis, Alice Bell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-359)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Experiments -- A steam-powered greenhouse -- Discovering our hothouse Earth -- From whale to shale -- The weather watchers -- Electric avenues -- Tree huggers -- The rise, fall, and rise of big oil -- Big science -- A carousel of progress -- Growing concern -- Crisis point -- Already happening now -- Conclusion: End point?
Control code
1236092035
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 359 pages
Isbn
9781640094338
Lccn
2020053206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 655
Other control number
40030743706
System control number
(OCoLC)1236092035

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