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Cold : adventures in the world's frozen places

Cold : adventures in the world's frozen places

Author: Bill Streever
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
A narrative account of the author's forays into some of the world's coldest regions describes his encounter with an Arctic swimming hole, investigations into ancient and more recent ice ages, and examinations of animal hibernation habits.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Streever, Bill.
New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009
(DLC) 2008045350
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Streever
ISBN: 9780316052467 0316052469 9780316148412 0316148415
OCLC Number: 461329817
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Science/Technology) 2009
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages) : maps
Contents: JULY: Explorers, victims of cold, and immersion in 35 degree water north of the Arctic Circle --
AUGUST: A tunnel in ground frozen for 40,000 years, landscapes changing as temperatures rise, and animals harmed by warmth --
SEPTEMBER: The Little Ice Age, the Pleistocene Ice Age, and the ancient ice age of Snowball Earth, when the entire planet was veiled in ice --
OCTOBER: Animals coping with cold, migrating by the millions, and hibernating with body temperatures below freezing --
NOVEMBER: Skis and skiing, a trail closed by a late-season bear, and freezing trees releasing a burst of heat and flushing the fluid from their cells --
DECEMBER: Overheating in the depths of winter, shadows of Weddell seals in the sea ice, and Japanese ama divers in water cold enough to kill most humans --
JANUARY: Weather patterns that cause frigid conditions, medieval weather forecasters burning at the stake, and a frozen ocean --
FEBRUARY: plummeting temperatures, the cooling of Westminster Abbey, and approaching absolute zero and the death of matter --
MARCH: A search for polar bear dens near 40 below zero, winter apparel, igloos, quinzhees, and a house instrumented to measure cold --
APRIL: Frost-heaved roads, broken pipes, crops destroyed by frost, and 143 caribou killed by an avalanche --
MAY: The end of the Pleistocene Ice Age, rising sea levels, howling winds, receding glaciers, and mammoth carcasses in thawing ground --
JUNE: Fourier's greenhouse effect, Revelle's geophysical experiment, debating science, and the melting Beaufort Sea.
Responsibility: Bill Streever.
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