Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

Bill Streever


From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's day trip to "The yr with out Summer," invoice Streever trips via historical past, fable, geography, and ecology in a year-long look for cold--real, icy, 40-below chilly. In July he reveals it whereas taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming gap; in September whereas excavating our planet's historic and never so old ice a while; and in October whereas exploring hibernation behavior in animals, from people to wooden frogs to bears.

A scientist whose ardour for chilly runs pink scorching, Streever is a wondrous advisor: he conjures woolly enormous carcasses and the ice-age Clovis tribe from melting glaciers, and he conjures up blizzards so wild readers might freeze--limb by way of vicarious limb.

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