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Ahead of the Curve

Douglas Allchin

in Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490362
eISBN:
9780197559659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490362.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Graphs function plainly to summarize data. They hardly seem momentous. They are not like a famous discovery, whose significance is often marked by an eponymous name: Mendel’s laws, the Watson and ... More


Climate Change: What’s the Big Deal?

Gilbert E. Metcalf

in Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190694197
eISBN:
9780190694227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190694197.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Droughts, floods, soaring temperatures, sea-level rise, and melting ice are just some of the damages brought about by climate change. Chapter 1 details the cost of our failure to cut our emissions, ... More


The Holocene and Global Climate Change

Thomas S. Bianchi

in Deltas and Humans: A Long Relationship now Threatened by Global Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199764174
eISBN:
9780197563083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199764174.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Oceanography and Hydrology

The Pleistocene Epoch, often referred to as the Ice Age, lasted from approximately 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago. The last major ice advance began about 110,000 years ago, and the most recent ... More


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