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The Goldilocks Planet The 4 billion year story of Earth's climate

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Edition:
Reprint
ISBN13:

9780199683505

ISBN10:
0199683506
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2013
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Jan Zalasiewicz, Senior Lecturer in Geology, Leicester University,Mark Williams, Reader in Geology, Leicester University

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz is Senior Lecturer in Geology at Leicester University. A field geologist, palaeontologist, and stratigrapher, he teaches various aspects of geology and Earth history to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and is a researcher into fossil ecosystems and environments across over half a billion years of geological time. He is the author of The Earth After Us and The Planet in a Pebble, both published by OUP. He has published over a hundred papers in scientific journals.



Dr Mark Williams is Reader in Geology at Leicester University and a former scientist with the British Antarctic Survey. He has a strong interest in how the fossil record reflects changes in Earth's climate through time. He teaches many aspects of geology but especially climate change over geological timescales. He has published over a hundred papers in scientific journals.

Table of Contents


Prologue
A Brief Word on Time
1. Primordial Climate
2. Earth as a Snowball
3. Between Greenhouse and Icehouse
4. The Last Greenhouse World
5. The Ice Returns
6. The Last of the Warmth
7. Into the Icehouse
8. The Glacial World
9. Birth and Death of the Holocene
10. The Anthropocene Begins
Notes
Further reading
References


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