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The Resource Fire and ice : soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world, Jonathan Mingle

Fire and ice : soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world, Jonathan Mingle

Label
Fire and ice : soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world
Title
Fire and ice
Title remainder
soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Mingle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A thousand years ago in a Himalayan valley, the village of Kumik was founded. For generations, Kumik villagers survived by learning to cultivate their mountain terrain, drawing from the waters of the glacier and snows above the village. But now the glacier is almost gone, and Kumik is dying. Why? As Fire and Ice reveals, the culprit is black carbon, the most dangerous pollutant in the world and the least understood. Black carbon absorbs more heat per unit of mass in the atmosphere than greenhouse gases, and contributes as much to melting the glaciers of the Himalaya as carbon dioxide. It's also a major component of the household air pollution that causes 4.3 million deaths each year from respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, and 3 million more from outdoor pollutants such as industrial exhaust. Black carbon threatens to overwhelm Kumik, unless the village can change the way it cooks, heats, farms and lives. In Fire and Ice, Jonathan Mingle weaves a dramatic narrative of one village's inspiring efforts to adapt to a rapidly changing environment, and a scientific detective tale about the impact of fire on every nation. Ranging from the Tibetan Plateau to New York and Washington, D.C., from Delhi and Kathmandu and China to northern California, Fire and Ice is a heroic exploration of our race to change the fate of our planet"--
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Mingle, Jonathan
Dewey number
363.738
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TD885.5.C3
LC item number
M56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Biomass stoves
  • Air
  • Atmospheric carbon dioxide
  • Soot
  • SCIENCE / General
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
  • Kumik (India)
Label
Fire and ice : soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world, Jonathan Mingle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A hearth tale -- The question of Kumik. The curse ; Our dark materials; Water connection, fire connection -- The world, burning. The road to Shangri-La ; The burdens of fire; Water towers falling -- The fire brigade. In search of Phunsukh Wangdu ; Now we're cooking with gas! ; The view from Sultan Largo -- Carrying embers
Control code
ocn890971736
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250029508
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890971736
  • (OCoLC)890971736
Label
Fire and ice : soot, solidarity, and survival on the roof of the world, Jonathan Mingle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A hearth tale -- The question of Kumik. The curse ; Our dark materials; Water connection, fire connection -- The world, burning. The road to Shangri-La ; The burdens of fire; Water towers falling -- The fire brigade. In search of Phunsukh Wangdu ; Now we're cooking with gas! ; The view from Sultan Largo -- Carrying embers
Control code
ocn890971736
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250029508
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014036955
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o890971736
  • (OCoLC)890971736

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