A Hundred Seas Rising

Author: Suki Chan
Publisher: Aspex Visual Arts Trust
ISBN: 9780955025846
Size: 80.30 MB
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A Hundred Seas Rising from the Author: Suki Chan. Inspired by Dicken's novel, A Tale of Two Cities, A Hundred Seas Rising explores how literature might be implicated in the imagination and trajectories of revolutions. The installation will use the sound of 100 individual voices as a sculptural material, re-imagining Dicken's revolutionary mob sonically by creating surges of ideological thought that reverberate across the gallery space.

The Attacking Ocean

Author: Brian Fagan
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408836041
Size: 13.79 MB
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The Attacking Ocean from the Author: Brian Fagan. The past fifteen thousand years - the entire span of human civilization - have witnessed dramatic sea level changes, which began with rapid global warming at the end of the Ice Age, when sea levels were more than 700 feet below modern levels. Over the next eleven millennia, the oceans climbed in fits and starts. These rapid changes had little effect on those humans who experienced them, partly because there were so few people on earth, and also because they were able to adjust readily to new coastlines. Global sea levels stabilised about six thousand years ago except for local adjustments that caused often quite significant changes to places like the Nile Delta. So the curve of inexorably rising seas flattened out as urban civilizations developed in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and South Asia. The earth's population boomed, quintupling from the time of Christ to the Industrial Revolution. The threat from the oceans increased with our crowding along shores to live, fish, and trade. Since 1860, the world has warmed significantly and the ocean's climb has speeded. The sea level changes are cumulative and gradual; no one knows when they will end. The Attacking Ocean tells a tale of the rising complexity of the relationship between humans and the sea at their doorsteps, a complexity created not by the oceans, which have changed but little. What has changed is us, and the number of us on earth.

Rising Seas

Author: Vivien Gornitz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231147384
Size: 70.46 MB
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Rising Seas from the Author: Vivien Gornitz. The Earth's climate is already warming due to increased concentrations of human-produced greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the specter of rising sea level is one of global warming's most far-reaching threats. Sea level will keep rising long after greenhouse gas emissions have ceased, because of the delay in penetration of surface warming to the ocean depths and because of the slow dissipation of excess atmospheric carbon dioxide. Adopting a long perspective that interprets sea level changes both underway and expected in the near future, Vivien Gornitz completes a highly relevant and necessary study of an unprecedented age in Earth's history. Gornitz consults past climate archives to help better anticipate future developments and prepare for them more effectively. She focuses on several understudied historical events, including the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Anomaly, the Messinian salinity crisis, the rapid filling of the Black Sea (which may have inspired the story of Noah's flood), and the Storrega submarine slide, an incident possibly connected to a sea level occurrence roughly 8,000 years old. By examining dramatic variations in past sea level and climate, Gornitz concretizes the potential consequences of rapid, human-induced warming. She builds historical precedent for coastal hazards associated with a higher ocean level, such as increased damage from storm surge flooding, even if storm characteristics remain unchanged. Citing the examples of Rotterdam, London, New York City, and other forward-looking urban centers that are effectively preparing for higher sea level, Gornitz also delineates the difficult economic and political choices of curbing carbon emissions while underscoring, through past geological analysis, the urgent need to do so.

Rising Sea Levels

Author: Hunt Janin
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786459565
Size: 49.10 MB
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Rising Sea Levels from the Author: Hunt Janin. The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international consequences--almost all of them negative.

The Rising Sea

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597266434
Size: 51.92 MB
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The Rising Sea from the Author: Orrin H. Pilkey. On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn’t a distant, abstract fear: it’s happening now and it’s threatening their way of life. In The Rising Sea, Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young warn that many other coastal areas may be close behind. Prominent scientists predict that the oceans may rise by as much as seven feet in the next hundred years. That means coastal cities will be forced to construct dikes and seawalls or to move buildings, roads, pipelines, and railroads to avert inundation and destruction. The question is no longer whether climate change is causing the oceans to swell, but by how much and how quickly. Pilkey and Young deftly guide readers through the science, explaining the facts and debunking the claims of industry-sponsored “skeptics.” They also explore the consequences for fish, wildlife—and people. While rising seas are now inevitable, we are far from helpless. By making hard choices—including uprooting citizens, changing where and how we build, and developing a coordinated national response—we can save property, and ultimately lives. With unassailable research and practical insights, The Rising Sea is a critical first step in understanding the threat and keeping our heads above water.

Dark Tide Rising Deep Black Sea Book 2

Author: David M. Salkin
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618683829
Size: 58.62 MB
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Dark Tide Rising Deep Black Sea Book 2 from the Author: David M. Salkin. A Japanese fishing trawler becomes a ghost ship. A pleasure yacht is under attack by unknown sea creatures. A Coast Guard crew is massacred by something not of this world. Ted Bell had only one personal goal—to reach Mars. He believed that harnessing the power of the deep-sea bacteria that allows creatures to live in super-heated, poisonous water might get humans to deep space. But when Ted intentionally infected a member of the crew for his own agenda, it didn’t go as planned. A new life form was created–completely out of control. Ted’s failed experiment doomed the crew of the USS Challenger. After living through the terrifying disaster that killed half the crew, three survivors think they have escaped the nightmare. Instead, the creatures have risen from the depths–and the three discover that the horrifying experience on the Challenger was only the beginning.

The Rising Seas

Author: Ellen Foxxe
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404207424
Size: 30.93 MB
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The Rising Seas from the Author: Ellen Foxxe. Explores how human populations contribute to rising sea levels and suggests ways of coping with the changes that increasing sea levels may bring.

Legacy Of The Sea Rising Tide

Author: Tristan Palmer
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483579646
Size: 75.84 MB
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Legacy Of The Sea Rising Tide from the Author: Tristan Palmer. Thomas Pritchett. A pirate captain in the modern world sails with his crew and takes orders from very few, and takes pride in the work he does. When a new enemy comes to rise to power, however, Thomas must set out to stop him before he takes control of the world, and subsequently changes it for the worse. Along with this villain, a strange new source of power appears in the world, and everyone seems to harness it.

Shifting Shores

Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Jeff Hecht
ISBN: 0684190877
Size: 40.98 MB
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Shifting Shores from the Author: Jeff Hecht.