ISBN-10:
0520253051
ISBN-13:
9780520253056
Pub. Date:
02/14/2008
Publisher:
University of California Press
Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society / Edition 1

Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science, and Society / Edition 1

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Overview


Looking up at mountains, people now see bare, dark rock where white snow and ice once stood—dramatic evidence of the accelerating pace of glacier retreat due to climate change. This groundbreaking work is the first to provide an integrated, multidisciplinary, global exploration of the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of this phenomenon. Bringing together contributors from five continents, Darkening Peaks discusses the ways that scientists have observed and modeled glaciers, tells how climate change is altering their size and distribution, and looks closely at their effect on human life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520253056
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 02/14/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Ben Orlove is Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis and Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University. His books include Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca (UC Press). Ellen Wiegandt is Lecturer at the Graduate Institute for International Studies in Geneva and Senior Researcher at the University Institute Kurt Bösch, Sion, Switzerland. She is also the editor of Mountains: Sources of Water, Sources of Knowledge. Brian H. Luckman is Professor of Geography at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.

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" A fascinating and stimulating volume . . . a wonderful reference . . . and a thumping good read."—Journal of Quaternary Science

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