A Cultural History of Climate

A Cultural History of Climate Global warming and the future of the climate is one of the greatest challenges of our time, but what do we know about climate variations 500 years ago, or 5000 years ago? This book introduces us to the historical research on the development of the earth’s climate. Full description

Catastrophes!

Devastating natural disasters have profoundly shaped human history, leaving us with a respect for the mighty power of the earth — and a humbling view of our future. Paleontologist and geologist Donald R. Prothero tells the harrowing human stories behind these catastrophic events.Prothero describes in gripping detail some of the most important natural disasters in […]

Snowball Earth

Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet? A global adventure story and a fascinating account of scientist Paul Hoffman’s quest to prove his maverick ‘Snowball Earth’ theory, this is science writing at its most gripping. In “Snowball Earth”, Gabrielle Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history […]