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The Resource CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge, Tyler Volk

CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge, Tyler Volk

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CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge
Title
CO2 rising
Title remainder
the world's greatest environmental challenge
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Volk
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An introduction to the global carbon cycle and the human-caused disturbances to it that are at the heart of global warming and climate change. The most colossal environmental disturbance in human history is under way. Ever-rising levels of the potent greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) are altering the cycles of matter and life and interfering with the Earth's natural cooling process. Melting Arctic ice and mountain glaciers are just the first relatively mild symptoms of what will result from this disruption of the planetary energy balance. In CO2 Rising, scientist Tyler Volk explains the process at the heart of global warming and climate change: the global carbon cycle. Vividly and concisely, Volk describes what happens when CO2 is released by the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas), letting loose carbon atoms once trapped deep underground into the interwoven web of air, water, and soil. To demonstrate how the carbon cycle works, Volk traces the paths that carbon atoms take during their global circuits. Showing us the carbon cycle from a carbon atom's viewpoint, he follows one carbon atom into a leaf of barley and then into an alcohol molecule in a glass of beer, through the human bloodstream, and then back into the air. He also compares the fluxes of carbon brought into the biosphere naturally against those created by the combustion of fossil fuels and explains why the latter are responsible for rising temperatures. Knowledge about the global carbon cycle and the huge disturbances that human activity produces in it will equip us to consider the hard questions that Volk raises in the second half of CO2 Rising: projections of future levels of CO2; which energy systems and processes (solar, wind, nuclear, carbon sequestration?) will power civilization in the future; the relationships among the wealth of nations, energy use, and CO2 emissions; and global equity in per capita emissions. Answering these questions will indeed be our greatest environmental challenge
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Volk, Tyler
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC879.8
LC item number
.V65 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
  • Carbon dioxide
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
  • Carbon dioxide
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CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge, Tyler Volk
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
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multicolored
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252070654
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 223 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780262285612
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computer
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(OCoLC)252070654
Label
CO2 rising : the world's greatest environmental challenge, Tyler Volk
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
252070654
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 223 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262285612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt58drp5
  • 7e135431-36ee-4a5b-8fe8-6c5f1c0449b0
  • 7945
  • 9780262285612
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)252070654

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