E. Kirsten Peters, PhD, is a retired member of the faculty of Washington State University (WSU). She taught geology and interdisciplinary science classes at WSU and for five years was the director of major grant development for the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences. This is her eighth book.
This brilliant, engaging book will change the way one looks at the climate/global warming debate, climate change and climate science, human versus nonhuman drivers of climate change, and the implications of global warming/cooling for humans and societies.... Peters is thoughtful, thorough, and relentless... Essential. -Choice A brilliant volume, unearthing new insight and churning the waters for a deeper hue and a better understanding of our dynamic world. -San Francisco Book Review What to make of [confusing information on climate change]? Well, we laypersons can't make much of it at all, because we lack the knowledge to place the data in context. Luckily, for those really interested, a solution is available. -Philadelphia Inquirer Modern geology has shown that the only constant is change. Peters's book - indispensable to those interested in climate change - takes the general reader on an elegantly written and engaging intellectual adventure into the history of the curious and clever ways that modern scientists have been able to construct a precise and richly detailed picture of the often-rapid variations of Earth's climate. No matter your attitude toward the climate-change controversy, this book will prove enlightening and valuable. -Jerry B. Gough, Emeritus professor, history of science, Washington State University