The Big Thaw

Travels in the Melting North

by Ed Struzik

On Sale: 01/28/2014

The Big Thaw

Travels in the Melting North

by Ed Struzik

On Sale: 01/28/2014

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About the Book

The effects of climate change are reshaping the Arctic profoundly. Landscapes are being radically transformed, animal habitats are disappearing, and natural resources are being revealed to an energy-starved world. Veteran Arctic journalist Ed Struzik took eleven trips throughout the north to document this rapidly changing land, gaining unprecedented access to scientific expeditions, native communities and security and sovereignty experts. The product of those trips, The Big Thaw is the only book that looks at global warming's wide-ranging impact on the Arctic. Struzik melds the vivid stories of his experiences with fascinating explorations of the Arctic's past—from the alligators and giant tortoises that inhabited the north 55 million years ago, to the 19th century explorers who died searching for the Open Polar Sea—and its possible future as the center of international struggle, underground smuggling and ecological disaster.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443429634
  • ISBN 10: 1443429635
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 01/28/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : SCIENCE / Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental)

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