Becoming Water Glaciers in a Warming World An RMB Manifesto by Mike Demuth Release Date: 01/10/2012 ISBN 9781926855721 4.75 x 7 inches 152 pages hardcover $16.95 (CAD)
Becoming Water takes the reader on a tour of Canada’s glaciers, describing the stories they tell and educating the reader about how glaciers came to be, how they work and what their future holds in our warming world. By visiting Canada’s high and low Arctic and the mountain West, the reader will learn how varied and complex our glaciers really are, how they are measured and how they figure into the national and global story of inevitable change. The reader will learn to think like a scientist, in particular how to look at climate-related data that contains cycles, trends and shifts, and then ponder what questions to ask in the face of our dramatically changing environment. This book encourages Canadians to explore upstream from ourselves, learning about our origins and how climate change and encroaching human settlement are drastically affecting our glaciers and therefore the natural and human landscapes that lie below—and are dependent upon—them.
Becoming Water: Glaciers in a Warming World An RMB Manifesto by Mike Demuth 9781926855738 BISAC: NAT011000 BISAC: POL044000 BISAC: NAT010000 ebook
This quiet unassuming little book contains a wealth of knowledge about Canada's glaciers, chronicling their origin, and how they changes and contribute to global change. Included are the myths and legends told about glaciers, as well as how scientific data is collected and interpreted for use in dealing with our changing environment. There are lots of footnotes explaining terms as well as charts, diagrams, maps and photographs as well as suggestions for things to do and questions to ask about glacier melt and global warming.—BC Books for BC Schools, 2014-2015
Fascinating and foreboding. Michael Demuth artfully weaves science, myth, and poetry into a riveting story that will send an icy shiver down the spine of anyone who professes to love Canada, mountains, or Nature.—David R. Boyd>, Adjunct Professor, Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University and author of The Environmental Rights Revolution: A Global Study of Constitutions, Human Rights, and the Environment
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