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The Resource Our affair with El Niño : how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard, S. George Philander

Our affair with El Niño : how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard, S. George Philander

Label
Our affair with El Niño : how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard
Title
Our affair with El Niño
Title remainder
how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard
Statement of responsibility
S. George Philander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Philander, S. George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GC296.8.E4
LC item number
P485 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • El Niño Current
Label
Our affair with El Niño : how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard, S. George Philander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-272) and index
Contents
Part 1: Who is El Niño? -- A mercurial character -- A fallen angel? -- A construct of ours -- A matchmaker -- Part 2: Our dilemma -- Two incompatible cultures -- "Small" science versus "big" science -- Part 3: Common ground -- The perspective of a painter -- The perspective of a poet -- The perspective of a musician -- A marriage of the "hard" and "soft" sciences -- The cloud -- Part 4: A brief history of the science -- Predicting the weather -- Investigating the atmospheric circulation -- Exploring the oceans -- Reconciling divergent perspectives on El Niño -- Taking a long-term geological view -- Part 5: Coping with hazards -- Famines in India -- Fisheries of Peru -- Droughts in Zimbabwe -- Epilogue: becoming custodians of planet Earth
Control code
52347743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 p.
Isbn
9780691113357
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003044235
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Our affair with El Niño : how we transformed an enchanting Peruvian current into a global climate hazard, S. George Philander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [259]-272) and index
Contents
Part 1: Who is El Niño? -- A mercurial character -- A fallen angel? -- A construct of ours -- A matchmaker -- Part 2: Our dilemma -- Two incompatible cultures -- "Small" science versus "big" science -- Part 3: Common ground -- The perspective of a painter -- The perspective of a poet -- The perspective of a musician -- A marriage of the "hard" and "soft" sciences -- The cloud -- Part 4: A brief history of the science -- Predicting the weather -- Investigating the atmospheric circulation -- Exploring the oceans -- Reconciling divergent perspectives on El Niño -- Taking a long-term geological view -- Part 5: Coping with hazards -- Famines in India -- Fisheries of Peru -- Droughts in Zimbabwe -- Epilogue: becoming custodians of planet Earth
Control code
52347743
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 275 p.
Isbn
9780691113357
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003044235
Other physical details
ill., maps

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