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The whale and the supercomputer

on the northern front of climate change

by Charles P. Wohlforth

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Published by North Point Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Climate,
  • Climatic changes,
  • Whaling,
  • Effect of climate on,
  • Mathematical models,
  • Inupiat,
  • Research,
  • Global temperature changes,
  • Indigenous peoples,
  • Human beings,
  • Ecology,
  • Environmental conditions,
  • Fishing,
  • Social conditions,
  • Albedo,
  • Sea ice

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCharles Wohlforth
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE99.E7 W777 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 322 p. ;
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24941679M
    ISBN 100865476594
    LC Control Number2003019448

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