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Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

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  • ISBN-13: 9780316042925
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books
  • Release Date: Jul 19, 2010
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 1.0 x 8.25 x 5.5 inches

Overview

From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's ancient and not so ancient ice ages; and in October while exploring hibernation habits in animals, from humans to wood frogs to bears.

A scientist whose passion for cold runs red hot, Streever is a wondrous guide: he conjures woolly mammoth carcasses and the ice-age Clovis tribe from melting glaciers, and he evokes blizzards so wild readers may freeze--limb by vicarious limb.

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