The Ice at the End of the World

The Ice at the End of the World

In later years, Sorge's estimation of the ice thickness would be seen as an imperfect measurement. ... Ibid., p. 189. Georgi, Mid-Ice, “Sunday, September 21, 1930,” p. 86. E. Wegener, ed., Greenland Journey, p. 94. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Author: Jon Gertner

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785785689

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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Greenland: a remote, mysterious, ice-covered rock with a population of just 56,000, has evolved from one of earth’s last physical frontiers to its largest scientific laboratory. Locked within that vast ‘white desert’ are some of our planet’s most profound secrets. As the Arctic climate warms, and Greenland’s ice melts at an accelerating rate, the island is evolving into an economic and climatological hub, on which the future of the world turns. Journalist and historian Jon Gertner reconstructs in vivid, thrilling detail the heroic efforts of the scientists and explorers who have visited Greenland over the past 150 years – on skis, sleds, and now with planes and satellites, utilising every tool available to uncover the pressing secrets revealed by the ice before, thanks to climate change, it’s too late. This is a story of epic adventures, populated by a colourful cast of scientists racing to get a handle on what will become of Greenland’s ice and, ultimately, the world.
Categories: Nature

The Ice

The Ice

A Journey to Antarctica Stephen J. Pyne. I 2. I3. I4. 18. I9. 2O. 2 I. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. Frederick Cook, Through the First Antarctic Night (reprint: 397 C. Hurst, 1980), p. xv. Notes Frank Hurley, Argonauts of the South ...

Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295805238

Category: Nature

Page: 456

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�The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast.��New York Times Book Review
Categories: Nature

Arctic Bibliography

Arctic Bibliography

Geography ( p . 48-101 ) . Description of geodetic instruments ; discussion , with tables , of astronomical determination of places and barometric altitude measurements on Queen Louise Land and the inland ice . Pt . 3. Glaciology .

Author: Arctic Institute of North America

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015018687429

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 1520

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Categories: Arctic regions

Slicing the Silence

Slicing the Silence

38 Fuchs , Of Ice and Men , p 328 . 39 Interview published in Charles Neider , Beyond Cape Horn : Travels in the Antarctic , Sierra Club Books , San Francisco , 1980 , pp 264–265 . 40 Esther D Rothblum , Jacqueline S Weinstock and ...

Author: Tom Griffiths

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674026330

Category: History

Page: 420

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Categories: History

Wild Sea

Wild Sea

3 Stephen J Pyne, The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica, University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1986, p. 2. 4 Richard M Laws, Large Animals and Wide Horizons: Adventures of a Biologist; The Autobiography of Richard M. Laws, pt 3, ...

Author: Joy McCann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226622385

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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“The Southern Ocean is a wild and elusive place, an ocean like no other. With its waters lying between the Antarctic continent and the southern coastlines of Australia, New Zealand, South America, and South Africa, it is the most remote and inaccessible part of the planetary ocean, the only part that flows around Earth unimpeded by any landmass. It is notorious amongst sailors for its tempestuous winds and hazardous fog and ice. Yet it is a difficult ocean to pin down. Its southern boundary, defined by the icy continent of Antarctica, is constantly moving in a seasonal dance of freeze and thaw. To the north, its waters meet and mingle with those of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans along a fluid boundary that defies the neat lines of a cartographer.” So begins Joy McCann’s Wild Sea, the remarkable story of the world’s remote Southern, or Antarctic, Ocean. Unlike the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans with their long maritime histories, little is known about the Southern Ocean. This book takes readers beyond the familiar heroic narratives of polar exploration to explore the nature of this stormy circumpolar ocean and its place in Western and Indigenous histories. Drawing from a vast archive of charts and maps, sea captains’ journals, whalers’ log books, missionaries’ correspondence, voyagers’ letters, scientific reports, stories, myths, and her own experiences, McCann embarks on a voyage of discovery across its surfaces and into its depths, revealing its distinctive physical and biological processes as well as the people, species, events, and ideas that have shaped our perceptions of it. The result is both a global story of changing scientific knowledge about oceans and their vulnerability to human actions and a local one, showing how the Southern Ocean has defined and sustained southern environments and people over time. Beautifully and powerfully written, Wild Sea will raise a broader awareness and appreciation of the natural and cultural history of this little-known ocean and its emerging importance as a barometer of planetary climate change.
Categories: Nature

Belgium Aix la Chapelle and Cologne

Belgium  Aix la Chapelle and Cologne

ROUTE 32 . BRUSSELS TO BRAINE LE COMTE , MANAGE , CHARLEROY AND NAMUR . 109 kil . = 68 1/8 Eng . m . . BRUSSELS . ... 5 kil . GOSSELIES . A small town of 6,108. 2 kil . LUTTRE . ice p . 363 . 346 Route 32 . From Brussels ECAUSSINES .

Author: William Henry James Weale

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000062811

Category:

Page: 614

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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

There is a wonderful the beneficial effects which have resulted story of a journey over the ice ( p . 274 ) , from the efforts of Christian teachers from well worth reading . Madras , who instruct the Coolies in their Confession and the ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:555008509

Category: Missions

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Categories: Missions

South Pole

South Pole

See Wilson, The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott. Herbert Ponting, The Great White South: Traveling with Robert F. Scott's Doomed South Pole Expedition (New York, 2001), pp. 185–6. Amundsen, The South Pole, vol. II, p. 2. Pyne, The Ice ...

Author: Elizabeth Leane

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780236292

Category: History

Page: 224

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As one of two points where the Earth’s axis meets its surface, the South Pole should be a precisely defined place. But as Elizabeth Leane shows in this book, conceptually it is a place of paradoxes. An invisible spot on a high, featureless ice plateau, the Pole has no obvious material value, yet it is a highly sought-after location, and reaching it on foot is one of the most extreme adventures an explorer can undertake. The Pole is, as Leane shows, a deeply imagined place, and a place of politics, where a series of national claims converge. Leane details the important challenges that the South Pole poses to humanity, asking what it can teach us about ourselves and our relationship with our planet. She examines its allure for explorers such as Robert F. Scott and Roald Amundsen, not to mention the myriad writers and artists who have attempted to capture its strange, inhospitable blankness. She considers the Pole’s advantages for climatologists and other scientists as well as the absurdities and banalities of human interaction with this place. Ranging from the present all the way back to the ancient Greeks, she offers a fascinating—and lavishly illustrated—story about one of the strangest and most important places on Earth.
Categories: History

Report of the Chief of the Weather Bureau

Report of the Chief of the Weather Bureau

The young ice measured and found to be from 7 to 9 inches thick ; wind calm at noon ; became southerly at 1 p . m .; 4 p ... Pressure steadily high ; 1 p . m . , began the return journey by sledge to Harmsworth House , accompanied by ...

Author: United States. Weather Bureau

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00124601Q

Category: Meteorology

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Categories: Meteorology

Congressional Record

Congressional Record

Hitching the dogs , we let the whips fall , and with bounds they leaped around deep ice grooves in the great paleocrystic floes . Our journey was begun . * By the time we paused to rest we had covered 26 miles .

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044107589749

Category: Law

Page: 1280

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Categories: Law