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The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels (2013)

by Brian Fagan, Brian M. Fagan

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An interesting archeological perspective on climate change, its effect on sea levels and the consequent effect on human civilizations. Makes one think about what the current changing climate will mean for the present world. ( )
  joefreedom | Dec 28, 2013 |
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It came to the megacity at dusk, deceptively and unequally . . . In the lowlands, near the seashores, the harbors, the bays, the Sound, the river: apocalypse. The very ocean rose, tsunami-like, relentless, terrifying, bringing devastation by flood and wind and wind-shipped fire, and for some ten million people in a swath a thousand miles wide and encompassing sixteen states, darkness and dread.

—Hendrik Herzberg on Hurricane Sandy,
The New Yorker, November 12, 2012
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Atticus Catticus Cattamore Mooose

A splendid beast who did everything he could to stop this book being wrtten by dancing on the keyboard at inopportune montents.
And he never has to worry about sea levels.
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Almost all my life, I've lived by the sea.
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A history of climate change describes the dramatic evolution and stabilization of the oceans before the rise of humans approximately 6,000 years ago, tracing a significant rise in global temperatures since 1860 and how a rising sea level is affecting world populations. By the best-selling author of The Great Warming.… (more)

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