David Fairbairn

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Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past (Ma&hellip by Chris Turney
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3.0 out of 5 stars Climate change, 5 July 2009
In Ice, Mud and Blood, Chris Turney sets out to provide a brief potted story of the Earth's climate history. This covers the whole range of time, from deep geological times 500 million years ago but concentrating on the more recent 100,000 years or so

It is a book I would very much like to recommend - it is written by an academic in a nice friendly style but I think there are two drawbacks. First he is not very good on his narrative. He tends to meander off, indeed giving a fascinating sidelights into the history of the various topics, but at the end of each chapter I found that too often I said to myself: what exactly have I learned in this chapter?

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