A preview of Waking the Giant
NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Bill McGuire's Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes (Oxford University Press, 2012). The preview consists of the bulk of chapter 2, in which McGuire observes, "some past climates can provide a useful, and somewhat terrifying, [guide] to what our planet might look like by 2100 and in the centuries that follow. In particular, the post-glacial period provides us with the perfect opportunity to examine and appraise how abrupt and rapid climate changes drive the responses of the solid Earth."
McGuire is Professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London and the author of numerous books, including Global Catastrophes: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2006), Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for a Threatened Planet (Oxford University Press, 2007), and Seven Years to Save the Planet (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 2008). Of Waking the Giant, Library Journal's reviewer wrote, "The author succeeds at interpreting complex earth science into compelling reading for a popular audience. Anyone with an interest in climate change, geology, and atmospheric science will enjoy this work."