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A Farewell to Ice : A Report from the Arctic

A Farewell to Ice : A Report from the Arctic

Author: Peter Wadhams
$30.00(NZD)  inc GST
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'Astonishing ... beautiful, compelling and terrifying' Observer'Wadhams' writing sparkles ... a lyrical sense of wonder at the natural world ... essential reading ... may be the best reader-friendly account of the greenhouse effect available to date' John Burnside, New StatesmanIce is beautiful and complex. It regulates our planet's temperature. And it is vanishing - fast. Peter Wadhams, the world's leading expert on sea ice, draws on his lifetime's research in the Arctic region to illuminate what is happening, what it means for the future, and what can be done.'This most experienced and rational scientist states what so many other researchers privately fear but cannot publicly say' John Vidal, Guardian'Wadhams brings huge expertise to his subject - and he is an excellent writer' Martin Rees'Utterly extraordinary' Jonathon Porritt
Reviews
Wadhams's particular combination - of scientific passion, a lyrical sense of wonder at the natural world, an ability to pluck clear analogies from the air, and outspoken analysis of consumer-capitalist politics - marks out A Farewell to Ice as essential reading. -- John Burnside * New Statesman * A passionate, authoritative overview of the role of ice in our climate system, past, present and, scarily, the future. -- Carl Wunsch, Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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General Fields

  • : 9780241009437
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : September 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 16mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 256
  • : 16pp colour
  • : Peter Wadhams