Earth: The Operators' Manual

Earth: The Operators' Manual

Richard B. Alley

The book―companion to a PBS series―that proves people are inflicting worldwide warming and gives a route to the future.

because the discovery of fireplace, people were strength clients and constantly may be. And this can be a strong thing-our mastery of power is what separates us from the remainder of the animal nation and has allowed us to be the dominant species on this planet. despite the fact that, this mastery comes with a value: we're altering our surroundings in a profoundly unfavorable manner by means of heating it up.

utilizing one enticing tale after one other, coupled with obtainable medical proof, international authority Richard B. Alley explores the attention-grabbing heritage of strength use by way of people over the centuries, supplies a doubt-destroying facts that already-high degrees of carbon dioxide are inflicting harmful international warming, and surveys the choice strength ideas which are to be had to take advantage of right away. those new strength assets may possibly good be the engines for financial progress within the twenty-first century. 50 black-and-white images

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