The Flooded Earth

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The Flooded Earth

Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps

By Peter D. Ward

Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465029051, 261pp.

Publication Date: August 7, 2012


A beautifully written, thoroughly researched and relentlessly terrifying work, and a must-read for anybody with an interest in the environment or the future of our planet.”

About the Author
Peter D. Ward is a Professor of Biology and Earth and Space Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also serves as an astrobiologist with NASA. Ward is the author of more than a dozen books, including the highly acclaimed "Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe" with Donald Brownlee and "Out of Thin Air: Dinosaurs, Birds, and Earth's Ancient Atmosphere." He appeared in the PBS documentary "Shape of Life" and was the chief scientist for Animal Planet's "Animal Armageddon," a multi-part series on animal extinction. He lives in Seattle, Washington.