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Heatstroke: Nature in an Age of Global Warming

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In 2006, one of the hottest years on record, a “pizzly” was discovered near the top of the world. Half polar bear, half grizzly, this never-before-seen animal might be dismissed as a fluke of nature. Anthony Barnosky instead sees it as a harbinger of things to come.

In Heatstroke, the renowned paleoecologist shows how global warming is fundamentally changing the natural wo
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 13th 2009 by Shearwater (first published March 1st 2009)
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Sep 20, 2015 Carmen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the effects of global warming
Even though this was a bit of a slow read for me, I still enjoyed it. I didn't ever think that plate tectonics would have an effect on climate change. I also found it interesting reading about the Irish Elk. It was nice to read about Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone. I also enjoyed reading about the trips people made to various parts of the world to assess climate, and I seem to have found an explanation why the place where I stay where the past winter wasn't so cold, very interesting.
Jun 27, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
Interesting to see a non-fiction book from a mainstream publisher turn up on the free lists. I read the first three chapters and enjoyed them, but probably won't get around to reading the rest since I have more relevant non-fiction waiting on my attention. The parts I did read were well-written, but left me with that "what are we supposed to do about it?" taste in my mouth. Plus, I suddenly wanted to read a whole book on how gardening and farming will change due to climate change.

Maybe I should
Erin O'Riordan
Mar 23, 2015 Erin O'Riordan rated it really liked it
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I would recommend this book on the potential effects of global warming to anyone. It's simply a good summary of a wide variety of data from different sciences, organized in a way that makes sense to us non-scientists. It's a little depressing, some of the scenarios that could take place if our species doesn't get global warming under control in the next 10-20 years. Still, when we're armed with information, then we can make informed choices.

If you know people who are global warming/climate chan
Teri Zipf
Aug 21, 2014 Teri Zipf rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I began this read a few chapters, and it seemed interesting, but ultimately I can't stand to be depressed night after night.
Aug 23, 2014 Donna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book that explains how global warming affects so much more than you think. But a lot of figures and scientific data.
Aug 25, 2014 Sofia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To quote Bender from Futurama: Well, we're boned.
Karenbike Patterson
Very good info about how nature, ecosystems and species will change over the next 60 years at best case and worst case scenarios. There is a good list at the end of simple things we all can do to make a difference.
Kate Roark
Mar 23, 2010 Kate Roark rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent book about the effects that climate change is having on nature right now. Very interesting and thought-provoking.
Jan 02, 2015 Deb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good information, but pretty dry. Had to be read in small chunks!
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