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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Pearce, Fred.
With speed and violence : why scientists fear tipping points in climate change / Fred Pearce.
p. cm. Includes index. isbn-13: 978-0-8070-8576-9 (hardcover : alk. paper)
isbn-10: 0-8070-8576-6 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Climatic changes. 2. Climatic changes— History—Chronology. I. Title.
QC981.8.C5P415 2006 551.6—dc22
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