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The Future of Ice : A Journey into the Cold.

Author: Gretel Ehrlich
Publisher: Pantheon [Imprint] New York : Knopf Pub. Group North Sydney : Random House Australia [distributor] Nov. 2004
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Ehrlich, Gretel.
Future of Ice.
Pantheon [Imprint] Nov. 2004 New York : Knopf Pub. Group North Sydney : Random House Australia [distributor]
(DLC) 2004044666
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gretel Ehrlich
ISBN: 9780375422515 037542251X
OCLC Number: 697660515
Description: 1 online resource

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"Gretel Ehrlich is a woman who loves extremes-extreme weather, extreme cold-is exhilarated by the challenges they present, and is keenly alive to sensation and impression at every turn. In The Future of Ice, she travels to extreme points (from Tierra del Fuego to the top of the world) in her quest to understand the complex, primal nature of cold; the forces that are destroying the season of winter; and why the chaotic rhythms of weather are becoming even more disruptive. Ehrlich describes how, over the course of a year, she and her cold-loving canine companion experienced firsthand the myriad expressions of cold-wind, water, snow, and ice. She gives us marvelous histories of these elements, of ocean currents and weather cycles. She delves into the ways in which these anarchic forces of cold continually awaken and arouse our attention, uncovering and clarifying-as only she can-a quintessential connection between humans and their physical world. An unexpected and beguiling book."

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