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Ice Ages

Solving the Mystery

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$34.00 • £29.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674440753

Publication Date: 07/30/1986


224 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones, 31 line illustrations, 3 maps


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  • Preface [1978]
  • Note to the Paperback Edition
  • List of Illustrations
  • Prologue: The Forgotten Ice Age
  • I. Ice Age Discovered
    • 1. Louis Agassiz and the Glacial Theory
    • 2. The Triumph of the Glacial Theory
    • 3. Exploring the Ice-Age World
  • II. Explaining the Ice Ages
    • 4. The Ice-Age Problem
    • 5. Birth of the Astronomical Theory
    • 6. The Astronomical Theory of James Croll
    • 7. Debate Over Croll’s Theory
    • 8. Through Distant Worlds and Times
    • 9. The Milankovitch Controversy
    • 10. The Deep and the Past
    • 11. Pleistocene Temperatures
    • 12. Milankovitch Revival
    • 13. Signal from the Earth
    • 14. Pulsebeat of Climate
    • 15. Pacemaker of the Ice Ages
  • III. Ice Ages of the Future
    • 16. The Coming Ice Age
  • Epilogue: The Last Billion Years of Climate
  • Appendix: Chronology of Discovery
  • Suggested Reading
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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