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Thin ice : unlocking the secrets of climate in the world's highest mountains

Author: Mark Bowen
Publisher: New York : Owl ; Godalming : Melia [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Owl books edView all editions and formats
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The author joins forces with paleoclimatologist Loni Thompson, one of the great explorers of our time, on three expeditions, documenting in vivid detail the grueling conditions under which he works to unlock the mysteries of the planet's history and climate changes.
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Genre/Form: Observations
Named Person: Lonnie G Thompson; Lonnie G Thompson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Bowen
ISBN: 0805081356 9780805081350 0805064435 9780805064438
OCLC Number: 138213119
Description: 463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: I: The Sajama expedition --
The mountain God --
An island in the sky --
II: Early days --
Where next? --
Beginnings --
A decade on Quelccaya --
III: The warming sets in --
First signs --
The great experiment --
Temperature follows suit --
China opens up --
IV: The essence of life --
A city by a lake --
The seesaw --
V: More pieces for the puzzle --Casting about --
From Tibet ... --
... to Peru --
Altering the course of thinking --
Pushing back the bar --
Solving the mercer problem --
Endurance and tragedy on Dasuopu --
VI: Kilimanjaro --
Scratching the surface --
Drilling deeper --
The story in the snows.
Responsibility: Mark Bowen.

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