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Exuma - Bahamas




Climate Research Links

William Ruddiman has written a college-level textbook "Earth's Climate: Past and Future" which covers the entire spectrum of changes in Earth's climate. This book provides an excellent introduction to the field of paleoclimatology.

For the non-scientist, John Imbrie's "Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery" is a great read. It provides an engaging historical perspective on the search for the causes of ice ages.

Spencer Weart's "The Discovery of Global Warming" recounts the history of global warming research over the last century. He also has a web site which supplements the book.

NOAA World Data Center for Paleoclimatology   www.ngdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html

Ocean Drilling Program   www-odp.tamu.edu/

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program   http://iodp.tamu.edu/

http://www.realclimate.org: A climate blog committed to accuracy in climate science reporting.

IPCC - Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change   http://ipcc.ch



Tales of science and exploration

Becoming a scientist is hard....here's some inspiration (you do have time to read for pleasure...it will be worth it):

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Unbowed by Wangari Maathai, scientist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans by Sylvia "Her Deepness" Earle

Sea Legs: Tales of a Woman Oceanographer by Kathleen Crane (go Kathy!!)

West With the Night by Beryl Markham, one of the most beautiful autobiographies I've ever read

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell : Adventurer, Advisor to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach

Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark by Jane Fletcher Geniesse

Personal History by Katharine Graham

The Dark Romance of Dian Fossey by Harold Hayes

Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control by Nathaniel Comfort

Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie by Barbara Goldsmith

The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific by Julia Whitty



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>Leg 162

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after 2 months at sea
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coring on drill floor
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Joey the Smear Slide King
>Exuma

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Lee Stocking Island stromatolites
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Pleistocene dunes
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shoal searching
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oolites
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the supratidal zone
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Caribbean Marine Research Center dock
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the batcave
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and the batcavers
>Tibet

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Mt. Everest
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A gift from a fellow puzzler....a "Sunday" puzzle --- What Does Mo Know?

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