The Resource Ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future, by Jon Gertner

Ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future, by Jon Gertner

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Ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future
Title
Ice at the end of the world
Title remainder
an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future
Statement of responsibility
by Jon Gertner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Greenland: remote, mysterious, ice-covered rock, population 56,000, in the middle of the North Atlantic. Why do we care so much about it? Because locked within the the vast and frozen "white desert"--the nickname early explorers gave it--that covers eighty percent of the land are some of the most profound secrets of our planet--clues about where we've been, and where we might be headed. And now, with the ice sheet melting at an unprecedented rate, we are able, for the first time, to understand the story that lies within it, and what it can tell us about our future. In The Ice at the End of the World, Jon Gertner reconstructs in vivid, thrilling detail the heroic efforts of the scientists and explorers who have visited Greenland over the past 150 years--first on skis, then on sleds, and now, with planes and satellites, utilizing every technological tool available to uncover the secrets in the ice before it's too late. Much as he did with his depiction of solid-state engineers and laser scientists in his bestselling book The Idea Factory, Gertner chronicles the amazing advances, almost unfathomable hardships, technological leaps, and scientific achievements of Arctic researchers with a rich, transporting, deeply intelligent style that melds the compelling stories of a small cast of brilliant and eccentric individuals, with a keen, analytical eye toward what this work means for the rest of us"--
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Gertner, Jon
Dewey number
559.8/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G743
LC item number
.G453 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greenland
  • Greenland
  • Arctic regions
Label
Ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future, by Jon Gertner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the view from above -- The scheme of a lunatic -- Hauling -- Simple and easy -- North by Northeast -- A pure primitive realm -- Thule -- Dynamite -- Digging -- Machine age -- The Americans -- Drilling -- Jesus ice -- Deeper -- Sensing -- A key -- Meltwater season -- Epilogue: the ice clock
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 418 pages
Isbn
9780812996623
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018039395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2018039395
  • (OCoLC)1052427946
Label
Ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future, by Jon Gertner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the view from above -- The scheme of a lunatic -- Hauling -- Simple and easy -- North by Northeast -- A pure primitive realm -- Thule -- Dynamite -- Digging -- Machine age -- The Americans -- Drilling -- Jesus ice -- Deeper -- Sensing -- A key -- Meltwater season -- Epilogue: the ice clock
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 418 pages
Isbn
9780812996623
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2018039395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • 2018039395
  • (OCoLC)1052427946

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