By Douglas Macdougall

ISBN-10: 0520954947

ISBN-13: 9780520954946

During this engrossing and obtainable e-book, Doug Macdougall explores the motives and results of ice a while that experience gripped our planet all through its background, from the earliest identified glaciation—nearly 3 billion years ago—to the current. Following the improvement of medical principles approximately those dramatic occasions, Macdougall strains the lives of a number of the impressive and fascinating characters who've contributed to the evolving realizing of the way ice a long time take place. because it explains how the good Pleistocene Ice Age has formed the earth's panorama and stimulated the process human evolution, Frozen Earth additionally offers a desirable examine how technological know-how is completed, how the thrill of discovery drives scientists to discover and examine, and the way timing and likelihood play a component within the recognition of latest medical ideas.

Macdougall describes the amazing energy of cataclysmic floods that marked the melting of the glaciers of the Pleistocene Ice Age. He probes the chilling proof for "Snowball Earth," an episode a ways again within the earth's previous that could have visible our planet encased in ice from pole to pole. He discusses the collecting proof from deep-sea sediment cores, in addition to ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic, that means fast-changing ice age climates could have at once impacted the evolution of our species and the process human migration and civilization. Frozen Earth additionally chronicles how the concept that of the ice age has gripped the mind's eye of scientists for nearly centuries. It bargains an soaking up attention of the way present reports of Pleistocene weather may also help us comprehend earth's destiny weather adjustments, together with the query of whilst the following glacial period will happen.

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