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The Great Ocean Conveyor:
Discovering the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change
Wally Broecker

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ADDITIONAL REVIEWS:

"This is an outstanding lesson of how things in the scientific community should be! Broecker's book is recommended as a must read for professionals and graduate students specialized in the late Cenozoic palaeoclimatology and palaeoceanography."--Dmitry A. Ruban, Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie

ADDITIONAL ENDORSEMENTS:

"With this highly entertaining tale of scientific and personal adventure, Wally Broecker has invented a new genre: the science detective thriller."--Kerry A. Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"In The Great Ocean Conveyor, the great Wally Broecker, dean of climate scientists, skillfully mixes history and science to provide the essential description of how he solved the mystery of the abrupt climate jumps of the past."--Richard B. Alley, Pennsylvania State University

"Broecker presents a lively discussion of how his thinking on the variability of ocean circulation has itself flip-flopped through time, and in the process gives readers insight into how he conducts science and into the rich behavior of ocean circulation. The book should be widely accessible to people outside the field and offers an introduction to concepts pioneered by Broecker himself, in a manner which is personal and engaging."--Peter Huybers, Harvard University

"This memoir is a delight to read, full of interesting tidbits and historical anecdotes, as well as scientific insights. Scientists and students around the world will surely find the book useful and interesting."--Geoffrey K. Vallis, Princeton University

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