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What Goes Up: The Global Assault on Our Atmosphere 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0688089528
ISBN-10: 0688089526
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Stories about holes in the ozone layer, increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect elicit both belief and doubt among the public. Nance ( On Shaky Ground ) goes beyond the headlines to provide a comprehensive explanation of these issues. We meet scientists Sherwood Rowland, J. Molina, Susan Solomon, Robert Watson, Steven Schneider, James Hansen, Adrian Tuck and James Anderson and observe their work in atmospheric chemistry, gloal warming and ozone depletion. Discussing the roadblocks to the reporting and understanding of scientific and technological matters, the author stresses that we need more than information to take action--he believes that political will is vital, and calls for better communication on all sides. Nance's lucid narrative and his portraits of courageous scientists should lead the way to a fuller awareness of these global threats.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 324 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (June 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688089526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688089528
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,180,200 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Good quality publication. Haven't completed the reading but so far the contents are thought provoking and well thought out.
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