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Reference Resources for Exploring the World Ocean by Chamberlin and Dickey, 2008

The following references were used in preparation of the text. They are provided here for students and instructors who wish to gain a broader knowledge and explore further the concepts and ideas presented in the textbook. References with an asterisk (*) are in Professor Sean’s collection. Feel free to ask about them. And if you know of a good reference that we have omitted, please let us know! (schamberlin@fullcoll.edu)
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Climate Change

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*Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. 2006. Rodale Books: PA

Gore’s book offers an outstanding compilation of the evidence for global warming in “picture book” format. It’s a must read for everyone who is concerned about this issue.


*Cool, Nathan Todd. 2006. Is it Hot in Here? The simple truth about global warming. iUniverse: NY.

*Lovelock, James. 2006. The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity. Basic Books: NY


*Philander, S. George. 1998. Is the Temperature Rising? The Uncertain Science of Global Warming. Princeton University Press: NJ.

Reference for: Chapter 8, Figure 8-4, 8-30, The Pacific El Nino and La Nina, A Brief History of Meteorology


*Ruddiman, William. Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate. 2005. Princeton University Press: NJ

Ruddiman presents an interesting perspective on “modern” human-caused climate change. He argues that modifications of landscapes and climate can be traced back at least 8,000 years. In doing so, he provides a longer-term view of human activities and their consequences than commonly discussed.


*Weart, Spencer R. 2003. The Discovery of Global Warming. Harvard University Press: MA

Naturalists and scientists have long warned about the potential of human-released carbon dioxide to cause climate change. Weart provides a detailed and compelling look at the history of scientific efforts to document the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide on climate.
See also http://www.aip.org/history/climate/index.html



An Inconvenient Truth. 2006. Paramount. (DVD)

This video should be required viewing of all college students. No matter what you think about the politics, Gore presents evidence. That evidence makes a great starting point for a semester-long discussion on the role of science and debate over global warming.


*Kirschvink, Joseph L. 1992: Chapter 2.3- Late Proterozoic Low-Latitude Global Glaciation: the Snowball Earth. In Schopf, J.W.; Klein, C. (eds.) 1992: The Proterozoic Biosphere – A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge, pp. 51-52.

Reference for: Chapter 3, Plate Tectonics and Snowball Earth

Krirschvink’s paper reinvigorated Harlan’s original hypothesis and gave credence to the idea that Earth once experienced extreme glaciations.


*Ruddiman, William. 2001. Earth’s Climate, Past and Future. W.H. Freeman: NY

Reference for: Chapter 8, Table 8.2

Ruddiman’s textbook provides a comprehensive, well-written, and nicely illustrated introductory summary of the major concepts related to Earth’s climate. Professor Sean loves this book and highly recommends it as a reference for anyone who wants to know more about climate change.


*Siedler, Gerold, John Church, and John Gould. 2001. Ocean Circulation and Climate: Observing and Modeling the Global Ocean. Academic Press: CA

Reference for: Chapter 8, Figure 8-26

*Fasham, Michael J. R., editor. 2003. Ocean Biogeochemistry: The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change. Springer: NY

Reference for: Chapter 13, Global Primary Productivity.

Invaders – The One Degree Factor, Strange Days on Planet Earth, Episode 1. 2004. National Geographic. DVD.

*Ainley, David. 2002. The Adélie Penguin: Bellwether of Climate Change. Columbia University Press: NY

Professor Sean traveled with David Ainley to the Weddell Sea in 1988. The man is a walking encyclopedia on birds. This book is a scientific account of research on the effects of climate change on the Adélie Penguin.


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