Table of contents for The two-mile time machine : ice cores, abrupt climate change, and our future / Richard B. Alley.


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Counter List of Illustrations vii
Part I Setting The Stage
Chapter 1 Fast Forward 3
Chapter 2 Pointers to the Past 11
Part II Reading The Record
Chapter 3 Going to Greenland 17
Chapter 4 The Icy Archives--Ice Sheets and Glaciers 31
Chapter 5 Ice Age through the Ice Age 41
Chapter 6 How Cold of Old? 59
Chapter 7 Dust in the Wind 71
Chapter 8 Tiny Bubbles in the Ice 77
Part III Crazy Climates
Chapter 9 The Saurian Sauna 83
Chapter 10 The Solar System Swing 91
Chapter 11 Dancing to the Orbital Band 99
Chapter 12 What the Worms Turned 109
Part IV Why The Weirdness?
Chapter 13 How Climate Works 131
Chapter 14 A Chaotic Conveyor? 147
Chapter 15 Shoving the System 159
Part V Coming Craziness?
Chapter 16 Fuelish 169
Chapter 17 Down the Road 181
Chapter 18 An Ice-Core View of the Future 185
Appendixes
1. A Cast of Characters 193
2. Usage of Units 199
Sources and Related Information 201
Acknowledgments 223
Index 225


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Paleoclimatology, Climatic changes, Ice Greenland Analysis