2013

Experimenting on a Small Planet

A Scholarly Entertainment

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ISBN: 978-3-642-28559-2 (Print) 978-3-642-28560-8 (Online)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxix

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    Pages 2-22

    Introduction

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    Pages 24-61

    The Language of Science

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    Pages 62-94

    Geologic Time

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    Pages 96-139

    Putting Numbers on Geologic Ages

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    Pages 140-179

    Documenting Past Climate Change

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    Pages 180-207

    The Nature of Energy Received from the Sun: The Analogies with Water Waves and Sound

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    Pages 208-237

    The Nature of Energy Received from the Sun: Figuring out What Light Really is

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    Pages 238-258

    Exploring The Electromagnetic Spectrum

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    Pages 260-290

    The Origins of Climate Science: The Idea of Energy Balance

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    Pages 292-324

    The Climate System

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    Pages 326-372

    What’s at the Bottom of Alice’s Rabbit Hole

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    Pages 374-431

    Energy from the Sun: Long-Term Variations

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    Pages 432-467

    Solar Variability and Cosmic Rays

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    Pages 468-491

    Albedo

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    Pages 492-512

    Air

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    Pages 514-558

    HOH: The Keystone of Earth’s Climate

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    Pages 560-579

    The Atmosphere

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    Pages 580-601

    Oxygen and Ozone: Products and Protectors of Life

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    Pages 602-619

    Water Vapor: The Major Greenhouse Gas

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    Pages 620-671

    Carbon Dioxide

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