Earth: The Operators' Manual

Earth The Operators Manual Since the discovery of fire humans have been energy users and always will be And this is a good thing our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us

  • Title: Earth: The Operators' Manual
  • Author: Richard Alley
  • ISBN: 9780393081091
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Since the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users and always will be And this is a good thing our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet However, this mastery comes with a price we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up.Using one eSince the discovery of fire, humans have been energy users and always will be And this is a good thing our mastery of energy is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom and has allowed us to be the dominant species on the planet However, this mastery comes with a price we are changing our environment in a profoundly negative way by heating it up.Using one engaging story after another, coupled with accessible scientific facts, world authority Richard B Alley explores the fascinating history of energy use by humans over the centuries, gives a doubt destroying proof that already high levels of carbon dioxide are causing damaging global warming, and surveys the alternative energy options that are available to exploit right now These new energy sources might well be the engines for economic growth in the twenty first century.

    Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed over . billion years ago Earth s gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon, Earth s only natural satellite.Earth revolves around the Sun in . days, a period known as an Earth year. Audacy The Audacy network consists of relay satellites in an advanced orbital configuration in Medium Earth Orbit MEO , paired initially with two ground facilities. Google Earth Google Earth is a computer program that renders a D representation of Earth based on satellite imagery.The program maps the Earth by superimposing satellite images, aerial photography, and GIS data onto a D globe, allowing users to see cities and landscapes from various angles Users can explore the globe by entering addresses and coordinates, or by using a keyboard or mouse. Big Time Operators A young couple inherits a debt ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed The Flea Pit, and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there. Training Assessing Downearth Down to Earth is a Registered Training organisation RTO accredited by the ASQA Australian Skills Quality Authority to provide a range of nationally recognised training and assessing solutions relevant to the mining, civil construction, logi Earthwise Portal Earthwise Academy is the treatment plant operator s one stop shop for all things training Certified operators can view their continuing education transcript, search for DEP approved training courses, and take DEP s Web based training courses. Assessing Field of Vision for Operators of Earth Moving This sector information minute gives advice to inspectors on the standards that should be sought in the selection and use of vehicle field of vision aids, together with guidance on enforcement. Jamesburg Earth Station Home Page The Jamesburg Earth Station in Cachagua Valley, California about miles S.E of Monterey This facility went into service in , just in time to carry the Moon landing live to the world. Visit Ladakh Visit Ladakh Tour Management Company for Visit Ladakh is a Tour Management Company for the Indian Himalayas Region Contact us for Corporate Tour Management, Family and Group Travel Packages NCO Homepage What is NCO The netCDF Operators NCO comprise about a dozen standalone, command line programs that take netCDF, HDF, and or DAP files as input, then operate e.g derive new fields, compute statistics, print, hyperslab, manipulate metadata, regrid and output the results to screen or files in text, binary, or netCDF formats NCO aids analysis of gridded and unstructured scientific data.

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    1. The Book is Better than the Title"Earth: The Operators’ Manual". I would have ignored a book with such pretensions if I were not already familiar with the writing of the highly qualified author, Richard B. Alley. That would have been unfortunate, as I think this is the best introductory book on climate science I have encountered. His experience communicating with his students, politicians and the general public shows in his ability to explain complex subjects with simple language and well chos [...]

    2. I have to credit the author for providing (possible) solutions for climate change. It is however a pity that his important message was packed in such a tedious book. Although the author tried to write in a pleasant, active way, the overabundance of technical details make it (and I'm sorry to say this) a boring read.

    3. For my 10th book, I finally finished up "Earth: the Operators' Manual" by Richard Alley. I learned a great deal from this book, especially in the part least related to human-caused climate change. As an expert in ice cores, Alley gives an accessible but detailed account of the natural processes that have shaped the world into what gave rise to the human civilization. He also has an excellent treatment of the effects and science of human-caused climate change, but I am more familiar with that sci [...]

    4. Alley is a geologist at Pennsylvania State University who was done work in Greenland taking ice cores from the glaciers. These ice cores have layers in them that can be dated. The chemical composition of the ice, and of air trapped in bubbles in the ice can provide information on the climate and atmospheric composition thousands of years ago. This book, a tie-in to a televison series, is about climate change. The book is roughly divided into two parts: evidence for climate change, and what to do [...]

    5. Earth: The Operator's Manual by Richard B. Halley provides an engaging yet informative overview of the globe from our (humanity's) viewpoint. Transitioning from one story to another, alongside concrete scientific evidence, Halley travels through the history of energy use throughout the world, offers comprehensive, doubt - eliminating proof that high and rising levels of CO2 in our atmosphere are causing global warming, and finally finishing with a range of energy options available to us today. H [...]

    6. Part I and II explain why CO2 is the main driver of global warming, and the science that's behind this statement. I think it does a really good job at exposing the science and the scientific process behind climate change, and what science sources we should trust and more importantly why. Part III, which was the part I was most excited about, fell a bit short. I was expecting a more in depth description of the technologies/processes available for CO2 management/remediation, alternative energy sou [...]

    7. The book was okay. It was pretty technical in its explanation about global warming and attempts to convince skeptics of why the production of CO2 is at the heart of climate change and that climate change is really happening. The last half or third of the book was dedicated to discussing strategies for the future. This is the part I was most excited about and it did only an ok job. I thought Dr. Alley was far less rigorous in his examination of possible remedies than he was in his treatment of wh [...]

    8. Another strong survey of the current state of climate science, giving context to important elements of history and society. A highlight is the compelling analogy of fairly urgent action stemming from the then new science of epidemiology and the need for effective public sanitation works. Just like climate action now, that was a substantial shift in society, opposed by vested interests and predicted by some to ruin the economy. It didn't. Whole new industries came into being, such as plumbing and [...]

    9. A large part of this book was about convincing the reader that climate change is real and since I am already convinced, it was more or less wasted on me. But despite that, I think it succeded in getting the point across - we can switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy and we will have to.Another thing that is really good about this book is that Alley can throw numbers around, but it still doesn't get hard to read.

    10. The second part of this book was fantastic!! I really enjoyed it and understood it. I found the first part a little tedious and sometimes over my head. As someone who's very concerned about global warming, I feel a little more optimistic after reading the second half of the book. Now if we could just get those darn politicians to read it and act on the suggestions!! I found "Fixing Climate" much more readable, but this book incorporates new research that has come out since then.

    11. Website for the book: earththeoperatorsmanual/Watch the preview episode or full program.

    12. Companion book to recent PBS documentary series. Explains the recent discoveries of climatology lucidly and thoroughly. A good book for anybody who wants to become more literate in these fields.

    13. I have Dr. Alley as a professor, and just like some lectures, it tends to over explain stuff. But if it was someone who has never learned or read this stuff I would be good.

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