Climate change

Shifting Glaciers, Deserts, and climate Belts

Timothy Kusky, Ph.D.

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CLIMATE CHANGE: Shifting Glaciers, Deserts, and Climate Belts

Copyright © 2009 by Timothy Kusky, Ph.D.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Kusky, Timothy M.

Climate change : shifting glaciers, deserts, and climate belts / Timothy Kusky.

p. cm.— (Hazardous Earth) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6466-3 ISBN-10: 0-8160-6466-0

1. Climatic changes. 2. Climatic changes—Environmental aspects. 3. Climatic zones. I. Title. QC981.8.C5K876 2009 551.6—dc22 2008005134

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Text design by Erika K. Arroyo

Illustrations by Richard Garratt

Photo research by Suzanne M. Tibor, Ph.D.

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