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Introduction Greenhouse Snowball A Bit Of A Chill A Previous Warmth Atlantic Armadas A Belch And A Blast Meltdown Rise And Fall Droughts, Vines And Frost Fairs The Rising Tide

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CHRIS TURNEY is a British geologist and currently holds a Chair in Physical Geography at the University of Exeter, UK. Turney researches and teaches on past climate change and what it means for the future. He has published numerous scientific papers and magazine articles, and given frequent media interviews, thanks to his infectious enthusiasm for working out what happened when. In 2007, Turney was awarded The Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal for outstanding young Quaternary scientist for his pioneering research into past climate change and dating the past.


'Chris Turney's 'Ice, Mud and Blood' is lively, well-researched, and up-to-date. A summary of key discoveries by scientists about past climate change, it ranges widely across time and all over the planet. Turney begins many of these stories with delightful anecdotes about people who centuries ago stumbled on confusing observations that in time came to be understood as the result of climate change.' Professor William F. Ruddiman, - Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, USA and author of Plows, Plagues and Petroleum 'Chris Turney has unveiled a climate crystal ball. It's made of ice, covered in mud, and tells the past and likely future of life on Earth. Join him as he delves expertly into the layered depths of climatic history and exposes the stark warnings to all fossil-fuelled humanity that they hold.' Dr Dave Reay, - School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, UK and author of Climate Change Begins at Home

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