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Earth : the operators' manual

by Alley, Richard B.

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Table of Contents:
  • Prepare to come about
  • Burning to learn
  • Peak trees and peak whale oil
  • Fossil fuelish; some telling facts
  • Abraham Lincoln or your brother-in-law?
  • Red, white, and blue-green
  • Canting the kayak
  • Why accountants and physicists care about the past
  • The moving finger writes
  • And having writ, moves on
  • The great ice that covers the land
  • Kindergarten soccer and the last century of climate
  • But my brother-in-law said
  • The future
  • Valuing the future
  • Toilets and the smart grid
  • Sustainable solutions on the wind
  • Sun and water
  • Down by the sea, where the water power grows
  • Power from the land
  • Put it where the sun doesn't shine: nuclear energy and carbon
  • Conservation; why saving energy doesn't mean sitting around in the dark
  • Game-changers? geoengineering, fusion, and
  • Ten billion and smiling.