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Published: 22 March 2012

336 Pages | Approx 15-20 line drawings and some graphs


ISBN: 9780199593576

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Chapter 1

The Goldilocks Planet

The 4 billion year story of Earth's climate

Jan Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams

  • Subject of incredible importance - climate change has become one of the most important issues in the world today - scientifically, socially, and politically
  • Tells the story of how the Earth's climate has changed over a 4.5 billion-year history
  • Considers how this history can be used to predict the future of the Earth
  • Looks at how the Earth has remained consistently habitable for life for over three billion years - in stark contrast to its planetary neighbours

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