Cold: Adventures In The World's Frozen Places

Paperback | July 19, 2010

byBill Streever

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From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's ancient and not so ancient ice ages; and in October while exploring hibernation habits in animals, from humans to wood frogs to bears.

A scientist whose passion for cold runs red hot, Streever is a wondrous guide: he conjures woolly mammoth carcasses and the ice-age<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Clovistribe from melting glaciers, and he evokes blizzards so wild readers may freeze--limb by vicarious limb.

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From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September whi...

Bill Streever chairs the North Slope Science Initiative's Science Technical Advisory Panel inAlaskaand serves on many related committees, including a climate change advisory panel. A biologist, he lives with his son inAnchorage, where he hikes, bikes, camps, scuba dives, and cross country skies, as often as the weather allows.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 19, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316042927

ISBN - 13:9780316042925

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Chilling Funny Read! Fascinating look into the world of cold weather and related phenomenon as biologist Bill Streever writes from his base in Alaska. He inserts vital scientific facts within a humourous travelogue narrative on how cold impacts our world from our physical bodies to our economy and so forth.
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"COLD is a love song to science and scientists, to Earth and everything that lives on and flies over and tunnels underneath it."-Mary Roach, New York Times Book Review (cover review)