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by John Imbrie

Category: History and Philosophy
Subcategory: Science books
Author: John Imbrie
ISBN: 0894900153
ISBN13: 978-0894900150
Language: English
Publisher: Enslow Pub Inc (February 1, 1979)
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The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the .

The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the CLIMAP project to study changes in the earth's climate over the past 700,000 years. This book tells the exciting story of the ice ages-what they were like, why they occurred, and when the next one is due. The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the CLIMAP project to study changes in the earth's climate over the past 700,000 years. One of the goals was to produce a map of the earth during the last ice age.

John Imbrie was one of the leading scientists in that quest (co-author Katherine is his daughter. The story is told historically, starting with Milankovitch, a Serbian engineer, who did laborious hand calculations showing how much the sunlight in the glacial regions changed, and also when. The evidence that clinched the case was obtained from cores of sediment extracted from the seabed. Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase.

The solution to the ice age mystery. It provides some details of the lives of those involved in the building of the theory and the issues encounter in bring it to the front on science. The book also provide details on the current theory including the geological and astronomical evidence to support it. In addition in the last short section attempts to project in to the future what should be expected and a little of what is occurring that may change that. If you wish to know about the current ice age theory this is certainly one book to consider.

Imbrie, John; Imbrie, Katherine Palmer. Published by Harvard University Press (1986). The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. ISBN 10: 0674440757 ISBN 13: 9780674440753. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory GOR002815071. More information about this seller Contact this seller 24. Stock Image. Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery.

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John Imbrie, Katherine Palmer Imbrie. Scientists examined cores of sediment from the Indian Ocean bed and deciphered a continuous history for the past 500,000 years.

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John Imbrie is an oceanographer and geologist

John Imbrie is an oceanographer and geologist. This book is mentioned as source material in later studies on the same subject, namely when will the next ice-age begin? Like lots of books on glaciation, this one starts with a history of man's knowledge or awareness of the ice-ages and how gradually that knowledge has become a science tied to the earth's history and the earth's relationship to the Sun, to the Galaxy and to, perhaps, forces unknown. The science of glaciation is open to much interpertation of past events and exactly when certain ice events took place.

This book tells the exciting story of the ice ages--what they were like, why they occurred, and when the next one is due. The solution to the ice age mystery originated when the National Science Foundation organized the CLIMAP project to study changes in the earth's climate over the past 700,000 years. One of the goals was to produce a map of the earth during the last ice age. Scientists examined cores of sediment from the Indian Ocean bed and deciphered a continuous history for the past 500,000 years. Their work ultimately confirmed the theory that the earth's irregular orbital motions account for the bizarre climatic changes which bring on ice ages.

This is a tale of scientific discovery and the colorful people who participated: Louis Agassiz, the young Swiss naturalist whose geological studies first convinced scientists that the earth has recently passed through an ice age; the Reverend William Buckland, an eccentric but respected Oxford professor who fought so hard against the ice-age theory before accepting it; James Croll, a Scots mechanic who educated himself as a scientist and first formulated the astronomic theory of ice ages; Milutin Milankovitch, the Serbian mathematician who gave the astronomic theory its firm quantitative foundation; and the many other astronomers, geochemists, geologists, paleontologists, and geophysicists who have been engaged for nearly a century and a half in the pressing search for a solution to the ice-age mystery.

Comments to eBook Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery
Brakora
Wonderful detective work. This book helps anyone understand that science and understanding evidence is a process, and that it is a mistake to believe in the day's dogma. Well written from a prose standpoint and although at time it drags a bit with the weight of thousands of years of geology, I'd recommend it to anyone trying to make sense of weather and climate. Enjoyed it very much.
Ieslyaenn
Well-written fascinating story of the Ice Ages. Over the past several hundred years scientists have had to overcome cultural and religious prejudices to begin to understand that there has been glaciation and ice cover cyclically over the land masses and those cycles have something to do with variations in the sunlight striking the earth, as well as atmospheric and other phenomena. This book is relevant because we are witnessing anthropomorphic climate change. However, the prejudices against knowledge and discovery even from other scientists is timeless. Vested interests are there essentially egocentric rather than corporate (see Merchants of Doubt by Oreskes) but formidable nonetheless. The life stories of the scientists are fun to read. Sheds light on humanity, science and ice: Illuminating.
Renthadral
I'm looking for books that can ease me into the fields of palaeoclimatology, geology and the history of these disciplines; this one
served that purpose well; I found it informative and easy to read.
Doomblade
I am a little more than half way through this book on the Ice Ages and am amazed at the depth of research the early scientists and mathematicians were involved in. A fascinating and informative read so far.
THOMAS
Very informative! The book shows why and how it took over 100 years to prove what was pretty obvious to the pioneers in this theory.
I love books that irrefutably settle puzzling questions on how the world came to be. Thanks to this accounting I can now scratch Ice-Ages from my list of unsolved questions. Certainly a fascinating read!
Wohald
Really well done! I've been studying all the various current research on Ice Ages -- and this provides an excellent "where it all began" story; really helps ground current research!
Bulace
This book is a readable account of the historical explanations for the ice ages. It provides some details of the lives of those involved in the building of the theory and the issues encounter in bring it to the front on science. The book also provide details on the current theory including the geological and astronomical evidence to support it. In addition in the last short section attempts to project in to the future what should be expected and a little of what is occurring that may change that. If you wish to know about the current ice age theory this is certainly one book to consider.
Got this for my daughter's book report project about the Ice Age. Unfortunately, this is mostly about the history of discovering there was an ice age, rather than anything about the ice age itself.
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