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The ice at the end of the world : an epic journey into Greenland's buried past and our perilous future / Jon Gertner.

Gertner, Jon, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Creston Public Library.

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Creston Public Library 559.82 GER (Text) 35140100052243 New Books Display Volume hold Reshelving -

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  • ISBN: 9780812996623
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 418 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2019.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
The history of Greenland's ice begins with the explorers who arrived here at the turn of the twentieth century. Their original goal was simple: to conquer Greenland's seemingly infinite interior. Jon Gertner chronicles the unfathomable hardships, amazing discoveries, and scientific achievements of the Arctic's explorers and researchers with a transporting, deeply intelligent style - and a keen sense of what this work means for the rest of us. The melting ice sheet in Greenland is, in a way, an analog for time. It contains the past. It reflects the present. It can also tell us how much time we might have left.
Subject: Greenland > Discovery and exploration.
Greenland > Environmental conditions.
Arctic regions > Research.

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