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Waters of the World by Sarah Dry

Waters of the World

Sarah Dry

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Category: Non-fiction
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publication date: 10 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781911617334

Waters of the World is a tour through 150 years of the history of a significant but underappreciated idea: that the Earth has a global climate system made up of interconnected parts, constantly changing on all scales of both time and space. A prerequisite for the discovery of global warming and climate change, this idea was forged by scientists studying water in its myriad forms. This is their story.

3 stars out of 5
Jerry Brotton
12 Oct 2019

"Dry’s call to use her scientific history of the climate to “prepare us to see differently, to use the difference of the past to help us conceive of the future with more options in mind” is laudable, but seems unduly optimistic"

Dry’s call to use her scientific history of the climate to “prepare us to see differently, to use the difference of the past to help us conceive of the future with more options in mind” is laudable, but seems unduly optimistic, acknowledging as she does (and I suspect Abulafia would agree) that it remains difficult to see changes in climate and the oceans in the same way we can with the landscape. The water that surrounds us will continue to sustain us: but for how long?
 

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