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The Oceans: A Deep History by [Eelco J. Rohling]

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Editorial Reviews


"The Oceans is extremely thorough, appropriately so for a topic of such profundity. The book also covers a tremendous amount of ground with dizzying speed."--Foreword Reviews

"The Oceans: A Deep History oozes with the enthusiasm and passion that Eelco has for geology and palaeoceanography and the awe that he has for how the Earth came to be what it is today. . . . A brilliantly masterminded book, full of necessary detail that builds a compelling argument from 4.6 billion years of evidence and which culminates in an undeniable conclusion."---Jennifer D. Stanford, The Holocene

"For science readers looking for something new, [The Oceans] is a treat."---John Farrell,,

"If you want to understand the planet and climate change, this book is for you."---John R. Platt, EcoWatch

"Paleoceanography, Rohling's area of expertise, is the study of ancient oceans and ancient climates as they changed and developed together over geologic time. It involves analyzing data like layers of sediment taken from the seabed. Much alarming information can be learned this way, as Rohling demonstrates, about how today's oceans are likely to respond to climate change--with greater acidification, sea-level rise, mass extinction and so forth. But because storms leave no geological record, the precise effect of global warming on hurricanes is harder to gauge. Still, Rohling is confident that the combination of rising sea levels and some form of increased storm intensity 'spells doom' for the world's coastal regions. For surfers, rooting for hurricane swell may be increasingly difficult to rationalize."---James Ryerson, New York Times

"Rohling's work is extensive and informative."--Publishers Weekly

"This book is not only an invaluable introduction to the cutting-edge science of palaeoceanography but also a crucially important text for students approaching all different fields of marine sciences."---Roberto Danovaro, Current Biology Magazine

"In relating the long history of the oceans in the context of climate, Rohling brings together the important idea that climate control on long timescales is a mix of tectonics, ocean circulation, and carbon storage--with carbon storage being a euphemism for 'How much CO2 is in the atmosphere?'"--Elisabeth L. Sikes, Rutgers University

"In this compelling book, prominent paleoceanographer Eelco Rohling provides the perspective needed to understand the current and future health of our oceans and their role in our rapidly evolving new world."--Paul Andrew Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

"Oceans are the vehicle of climate change--on land and sea. Rohling's presentation of the ocean's history--and thus our climate's history--is erudite yet accessible to a broad audience interested in the future of our planet."--James E. Hansen, Earth Institute, Columbia University --This text refers to the paperback edition.


"Exhilarating reading, not least because [Rohling's] delight in his subject matter is so palpable."The Australian

"If you want to understand the planet and climate change, this book is for you."―John R. Platt, EcoWatch

"A brilliantly masterminded book."―Jennifer D. Stanford, The Holocene

"An invaluable introduction to the cutting-edge science of palaeoceanography."―Roberto Danovaro, Current Biology --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 265 pages
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press; Illustrated Edition (November 21, 2017)
  • Publication Date : November 21, 2017
  • File Size : 5626 KB
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0691168911
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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