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Heatstroke - Nature in an Age of Global Warming (Paperback, 3rd Ed.) Loot Price: R402
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Heatstroke - Nature in an Age of Global Warming (Paperback, 3rd Ed.)

Anthony D. Barnosky

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In 2006, one of the hottest years on record, a 'pizzly' was discovered near the top of the world. Half polar bear, half grizzly, this never-before-seen animal might be dismissed as a fluke of nature. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it as a harbinger of things to come. In "Heatstroke", the renowned paleoecologist shows how global warming is fundamentally changing the natural world and its creatures. While melting ice may have helped produce the pizzly, climate change is more likely to wipe out species than to create them. Plants and animals that have followed the same rhythms for millennia are suddenly being confronted with a world they're unprepared for - and adaptation usually isn't an option. This is not the first time climate change has dramatically transformed Earth. Barnosky draws connections between the coming centuries and the end of the last ice age, when mass extinctions swept the planet. The differences now are that climate change is faster and hotter than past changes, and for the first time humanity is driving it. Which means this time we can work to stop it. No one knows exactly what nature will come to look like in this new age of global warming. But "Heatstroke" gives us a haunting portrait of what we stand to lose and the vitality of what can be saved.

General

Imprint: Island Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Authors: Anthony D. Barnosky
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 269
Edition: 3rd Ed.
ISBN-13: 978-1-59726-817-2
Categories: Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Pollution & threats to the environment > Global warming
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
LSN: 1-59726-817-8
Barcode: 9781597268172

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