The Ice at the End of the World

The Ice at the End of the World

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 ...

Author: Jon Gertner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780812996630

Category: Science

Page: 448

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A riveting, urgent account of the explorers and scientists racing to understand the rapidly melting ice sheet in Greenland, a dramatic harbinger of climate change “Jon Gertner takes readers to spots few journalists or even explorers have visited. The result is a gripping and important book.”—Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Sixth Extinction NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Christian Science Monitor • Library Journal Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice. For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to understand Greenland—at first hoping that it would serve as a gateway to the North Pole, and later coming to realize that it contained essential information about our climate. Locked within this vast and frozen white desert are some of the most profound secrets about our planet and its future. Greenland’s ice doesn’t just tell us where we’ve been. More urgently, it tells us where we’re headed. In The Ice at the End of the World, Jon Gertner explains how Greenland has evolved from one of earth’s last frontiers to its largest scientific laboratory. The history of Greenland’s ice begins with the explorers who arrived here at the turn of the twentieth century—first on foot, then on skis, then on crude, motorized sleds—and embarked on grueling expeditions that took as long as a year and often ended in frostbitten tragedy. Their original goal was simple: to conquer Greenland’s seemingly infinite interior. Yet their efforts eventually gave way to scientists who built lonely encampments out on the ice and began drilling—one mile, two miles down. Their aim was to pull up ice cores that could reveal the deepest mysteries of earth’s past, going back hundreds of thousands of years. Today, scientists from all over the world are deploying every technological tool available to uncover the secrets of this frozen island before it’s too late. As Greenland’s ice melts and runs off into the sea, it not only threatens to affect hundreds of millions of people who live in coastal areas. It will also have drastic effects on ocean currents, weather systems, economies, and migration patterns. 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.
Categories: Science

The Ice at the End of the World

The Ice at the End of the World

As Hralekana, the wounded humpback whale, confronts the kraken and leads his pod in search of food, his human friend Mark, on board the Rainbow Whale, faces warships preparing to explode a nuclear device which is accidentally dropped in a ...

Author: Robert Siegel

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: IND:30000044696833

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 639

As Hralekana, the wounded humpback whale, confronts the kraken and leads his pod in search of food, his human friend Mark, on board the Rainbow Whale, faces warships preparing to explode a nuclear device which is accidentally dropped in a deep ocean trenc
Categories: Fiction

Murder at the End of the World

Murder at the End of the World

rhythmic and hypnotic, as the great chunks of ice calmed the raging seas. The
island ahead was silent, dark and dead, save for where the beam from the
lighthouse, still turning in a lazy circle, gently caressed it. The island was closer to
the ...

Author: Jonathan Garrett

Publisher: Jonathan Garrett



Page: 180

View: 605

When the wife of a politician is murdered in the isolated port-city of Illdara, junior detective Allison Newberry is sent in to keep the case from growing cold. It's an assignment that no one else wants to deal with.The case is immediately complicated by the nature of the city. Everyone is cold and unfriendly, unwilling to answer even the most basic questions from an outsider. Even the chief inspector is more concerned with Allison's eventual departure than with the actual outcome of the case.To make matters worse, little about the murder makes sense. No attempt was made to hide the woman's body, nor was her money or jewelry taken. The initial investigation turns up nothing but dead ends. Then a second victim appears: a homeless man killed in exactly the same manner. A single clue is left behind, the petal of a flower, which leads Allison to the darkest corners of the city.The suspicion and paranoia, the empty buildings and empty streets, the whispers of strange happenings in the night, it's clear that something is wrong in Illdara. Somehow it all ties back to the murders, somehow everything makes sense, but Allison constantly struggles against the very nature of the city to try to find some clue, some shred of evidence that will bring the killer to light. Something is wrong in Illdara, something very wrong, and it may put Allison's life in danger.Even so, murder has been committed and there's still a murderer out there who needs to be brought to justice.MURDER AT THE END OF THE WORLD is a mystery novel that blends elements of fantasy and horror with the traditional detective story.

History at the End of the World

History at the End of the World

What if the entire Arctic ice cap melted? What are the institutions that could be
held to account for environmental degradation? Kim Stanley Robinson calls the
American government institutions whose decisions most affect the environment,
the ...

Author: Mark Levene

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847601667

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 250

View: 761

This collection of essays proposes that climate change means serious peril. Our argument, however, is not about the science per se. It is about us, our deep and more recent history, and how we arrived at this calamitous impasse. With contributions from academic activists and independent researchers, History at the End of the World challenges advocates of 'business as usual' to think again. But in its wide-ranging assessment of how we transcend the current crisis, it also proposes that the human past could be our most powerful resource in the struggle for survival. Our approaches begin from archaeology, literature, religion, psychology, sociology, philosophy of science, engineering and sustainable development, as well as 'straight' history.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Everyone Says That at the End of the World

Everyone Says That at the End of the World

Pick's blood was ice, his heart seizing up like a broken blender. “Wait,Jesus!” he
yelled, and ran a few steps toward him. PastJesus, Pick could see faint
headlights on a distant highway. “Jesus!” Jesus stopped and turned. With slow
steps he ...

Author: Owen Egerton

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 9781593765187

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 928

Earth is the mental asylum of the universe and humans are the incurable inmates. .Now the asylum is being shut down. Everyone Says That at the End of the World traces the adventures of a ghost-haunted slacker couple expecting their first child, an outrageously arrogant television actor seeking redemption and a prophetic hermit crab on a cross-country quest as they struggle to survive the final four days of life on Earth. Inter-dimensional time travelers, Jesus clones, and prosthetic limbs all play a role in the catastrophic events leading to the planet’s end. Combining humor, philosophical inquiry and unforgettable characters, Egerton leads us through the most bizarre apocalypse ever put to paper.
Categories: Fiction

Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom

Integrating Science and Language Arts in Your Classroom

The members of the pod mourn the death of a son with sad songs . Near the
feeding grounds , the ... The old albino whale advises Hruna that “ when in
danger seek the singing of the ice at the end of the world ” ( p . 42 ) . On his
Lonely Cruise ...

Author: Jean Pottle

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825128420

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 356

Literature-based activities designed to be used with five thematic sections covering plant and animal species, habitats, threats to the environment, natural phenomena, and technology.
Categories: Education

Encounters With American Culture

Encounters With American Culture

... would be as soon as he stopped playing footsie with it, stopped soft- shoeing
over ironies of narration and perspective. ... impress us with his fatalism, and so
his novel goes, too, sliding fast off the ice at the end of the world because nobody
, ...

Author: Peter S. Prescott

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141282253X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

View: 217

This collection of essays discusses some of the important books, authors, and literary trends of a volatile era in American and world literature whose cultural repercussions are still being felt. Peter S. Prescott was one of the most penetrating, knowledgeable, and sensitive critics to write for a general audience in the tradition of Edmund Wilson. Readers will discover not only Prescott's acute and subtle comments on the enduring and/or representative books of the time, but also his humor and style, his way with an anecdote or aphorism, his talent for parody, and his ability to laugh at himself, as well as at the authors he sometimes skewers. Prescott's writing has an immediacy and vivacity that suggests what it was like to read new books during his time. Here is one critic's view--ironic and complex--of good books by famous writers like Norman Mailer, Jorge Luis Borges, Joyce Carol Oates, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Nabokov, as well as of good books by little-known writers and others who would later achieve reknown. Here, too, is some astringent criticism of distinguished and popular authors who have fallen into self-indulgence. Prescott writes about the New Journalism in its early days and about fragmentary autobiography as a literary form--genres whose importance he was among the first to recognize. His essays also touch on theater, film, food, and politics. The criticism in this volume are examples of the literary essay in its truest sense--an attempt to explore, in however brief space allowed, what the author sees around him, and connections between books and other aspects of the way people live. Always personal and urbane, these essays are often hilarious, generally moving, and exemplify the essay as an art form. Peter S. Prescott was book review editor for Newsweek. His books include A Darkening Green: Notes from the Silent Generation, and The Child Savers: Juvenile Justice Observed. Anne L. Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ice Pilots

Ice Pilots

Flights must land, unload, pick up, and take offwithin 90 minutes. ... The ice pilots'
next crucial mission is at the opposite end of the world – the North Pole! They
need to recover a precious cargo that could help predict Earth's future climate.

Author: Matt Comeskey

Publisher: Pacific Learning Inc

ISBN: 9781604578737

Category: Education

Page: 28

View: 586

If you think that flying in bad weather is scary, keep in mind the -ice pilots.- They fly in and out of some of the world's most dangerous places!
Categories: Education

Provisional Cities

Provisional Cities

It is an 'end of the world' that we are all encountering – with all the banal
unconcern of daily life on a provisional ... southern reality: a continent at the pole,
an ice age in action, the cold core of Earth's atmosphere, the engine of global

Author: Renata Tyszczuk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317074045

Category: Architecture

Page: 304

View: 644

This book considers the provisional nature of cities in relation to the Anthropocene – the proposed geological epoch of human-induced changes to the Earth system. It charts an environmental history of curfews, admonitions and alarms about dwelling on Earth. ‘Provisional cities’ are explored as exemplary sites for thinking about living in this unsettled time. Each chapter focuses on cities, settlements or proxy urbanisations, including past disaster zones, remote outposts in the present and future urban fossils. The book explores the dynamic, changing and contradictory relationship between architecture and the global environmental crisis and looks at how to re-position architectural and urban practice in relation to wider intellectual, environmental, political and cultural shifts. The book argues that these rounder and richer accounts can better equip humanity to think through questions of vulnerability, responsibility and opportunity that are presented by immense processes of planetary change. These are cautionary tales for the Anthropocene. Central to this project is the proposition that living with uncertainty requires that architecture is reframed as a provisional practice. This book would be beneficial to students and academics working in architecture, geography, planning and environmental humanities as well as professionals working to shape the future of cities.
Categories: Architecture

The Real Global Warming Disaster

The Real Global Warming Disaster

This was based on a much-publicised paper which had claimed that in 2005
alone the ice had been melting at more than 200 ... Even more remarkable was
the skewing of the evidence for what was happening at the other end of the world

Author: Christopher Booker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441105523

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 413

This original book considers one of the most extraordinary scientific and political stories of our time: how in the 1980s a handful of scientists came to believe that mankind faced catastrophe from runaway global warming, and how today this has persuaded politicians to land us with what promises to be the biggest bill in history. Christopher Booker interweaves the science of global warming with that of its growing political consequences, showing how just when the politicians are threatening to change our Western way of life beyond recognition, the scientific evidence behind the global warming theory is being challenged like never before. The book exposes the myth that the global warming theory is supported by a 'consensus of the world's top climate scientists'. It shows how the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is run by a small group of 'global warming' zealots, who have repeatedly rigged evidence to support their theory. But the politicians, pushed by the media, have so fallen for its propaganda that, short of dramatic change, our Western world now faces an unprecedented disaster.
Categories: Political Science

It s the End of the World as We Know It

It s the End of the World as We Know It

Iwas forced into an emergencie landing.' 'Haveu locatedteh hostiles?' He nodded
. 'Bien sûr. According to my instruments, they are right over la, behind the cliff.' A
repulsive smile rippled around her overbite. 'U r sure?' she hissed. 'Oui.

Author: Saci Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444916690

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 596

Welcome to a world controlled by a megalomaniac Lolcat. A world where data pirates, zombies and infobots on surfboards roam free. A world at war over cheese ... When teenager Mikey Malone gets sucked through a wormhole into this parallel world, he discovers a power-crazed corporation is planning to use Earth as a dumping ground for an uncontrollable poisonous algae. It's a race against time for Mikey and his rebel friends to stop the ruthless tyrants from getting their way. A laugh-out-loud-funny new sci-fi series from Costa-shortlisted author Saci Lloyd, perfect for devotees of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Honey for a Teen s Heart

Honey for a Teen s Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens Gladys Hunt, Barbara Hampton ... 99,
145, 282 I Kissed Dating Goodbye, 236 I Remember Papa, 42 Ice at the End of
the World, 1 86 If You Love Me, 36, 212, 281 Iliad, The, 119 In His Image, 1 28-29
, ...

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310872658

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 909

Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.
Categories: Religion

The Journey to the End of the World

The Journey to the End of the World

When he opens his eyes in the darkness, he doesn't know where he is at first. But
then he hears his dad's snores rolling in through the half-open door. That's the
moment when his dream comes back to him. He'd been walking over the ice on ...

Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781849398626

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 121

Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams. . . ?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Perspectives in Ethology

Perspectives in Ethology

The Darwinian project is committed to bringing us into the same basic
explanatory framework as all other organisms . In his M ... With the waning of the
ice at the end of the Pleistocene we exploded into the New World . In the
Holocene ...

Author: Nicholas S. Thompson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306464616

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 860

The relations between behavior, evolution, and culture have been a subject of vigorous debate since the publication of Darwin's The Descent of Man (1871). The latest volume of Perspectives in Ethology brings anthropologists, ethologists, psychologists, and evolutionary theorists together to reexamine this important relation. With two exceptions (the essays by Brown and Eldredge), all of the present essays were originally presented at the Fifth Biannual Symposium on the Science of Behavior held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in February 1998. The volume opens with the problem of the origins of culture, tackled from two different viewpoints by Richerson and Boyd, and Lancaster, Kaplan, Hill, and Hurtado, respectively. Richerson and Boyd analyze the possible relations between climatic change in the Pleistocene and the evo lution of social learning, evaluating the boundary conditions under which social learning could increase fitness and contribute to culture. Lancaster, Kaplan, Hill, and Hurtado examine how a shift in the diet of the genus Homo toward difficult-to-acquire food could have determined (or coe volved with) unique features of the human life cycle. These two essays illus trate how techniques that range from computer modeling to comparative behavioral analysis, and that make use of a wide range of data, can be used for drawing inferences about past selection pressures. As culture evolves, it must somehow find its place within (and also affect) a complex hierarchy of behavioral and biological factors.
Categories: Science

The Ice Storm

The Ice Storm

As she curls up into a fetal position on the water bed , an object of comic derision
earlier in the film , the movement and sound of the water serve as a subtle
contrast to the hardening ice of the storm outside . Sc . 194 : As the editing of the
... It's like someone is always leaving the door open to the next world , and if you
aren't paying attention , you could just walk through it . And then you've died . ...
way back into the world . At the end of the film , it is Paul's face on which we
finally hold .

Author: James Schamus

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 1557043094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 158

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1999 Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay Award; Writers Guild Nominee. Contains 25 pages of film stills and scene notes by James Schamus.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reporting Live from the End of the World

Reporting Live from the End of the World

As we drop, I just hope that the experts we're with are right that the ice we're
about to touch down on is actually thick enough to hold our weight. I have to trust
them – we've come too far now – but as we swoop towards the rolling fields of
snow ...

Author: David Shukman

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781846688874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 307

View: 841

When frontline BBC news reporter David Shukman switched beat from world affairs to environment in 2003, he feared he might be in for a dull life. He couldn't have been more wrong. His new job has taken him to every corner of the earth: journeying up the fabled North West Passage in the Arctic, chasing after loggers in the Amazon and battling through plastic waste in the Pacific Ocean, getting trapped in Siberian blizzards along the way. Reporting Live from the End of the World charts Shukman's extraordinary adventures, in the process providing a fascinating eye-witness account of the state of the planet. Wonderfully written and often very funny, the book will be loved by travel, science or environment readers alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines



Yet, looking up, it seemed the ice sloped away from her, that she had fallen
through a thin layer of ice into a cavern as large as a world. As she turned at the
end of her safety line she saw a full panorama. Looking up, she could see the sky
, ...

Author: Rob Swigart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595344130

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 867

Originally published as an interactive novel on computer disk in 1986, Portal is the story of an astronaut who returns to earth from a mysteriously aborted mission prematurely awakened from suspended animation. One hundred years have passed; animals and plants thrive, cities stand intact. Every human being, however, has disappeared. With the help of a slowly reviving computer network, the astronaut begins to piece together the events of the last century. He learns of the child prodigy Peter Devore, of a world orchestrated by stunning new technologies, and of Peter's race against time to unlock the secrets of the Portal.
Categories: Fiction

The Lilac Fairy Book

The Lilac Fairy Book

Then Nukku Matti said to one of the Dreams, 'Play with Little Lasse, so that he
does not feel lonesome. ... were on the shores of Asia away at the other end of
the world, where the Ice Sea flows through Behring Straits into the Pacific Ocean.

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486120188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 234

33 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake." 51 illustrations.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A World with No End from Beginning and Continuing

A World with No End from Beginning and Continuing

My car needed some work anyways and I couldn't drive it at the time. We moved
in ... I told her what happend and even showed her the ice chest that still had
snails in it and they made me take them rite back to Allen's moms house. They
made ...

Author: Kelly Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453586983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 59

View: 723

"I was always a honest child and have always had a hard time with anything and everything from a child on. God can heal you even when youre at your worst. I do feel I have been cursed in life, but I know I have had many blessings to count along the way. Never give up on yourself and always try to do good, instead of bad and someday you to will have the blessings in life you just deserve. Not all prayers are answered, but we all have a calling. Just remember we do have a reason for being here. I have gone through so much but with God, He helps me go on. Please let Him help you too!"
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hockey For Dummies

Hockey For Dummies

There is no shortage of camps and schools in other parts of the world, especially
in northern Europe, and players can find ... We loved the sounds our skates made
as we cut across the ice and the joy of passing a puck back and forth with a best
... thing, and that was either hauling buckets of water out to the ponds, which we
would pour down on the ice at the end of the day, or running a hose out there.

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053560

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 772

"Gives die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" —Scotty Bowman, NHL's winningest coach and former coach of the Detroit Red Wings "Nothing gets by John Davidson. If the first edition didn’t already make you a fan, then this edition will!" —Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I ran out to get Hockey For Dummies, 2nd Edition. We give it two paws up!" —Don Cherry, former NHL coach and “Coaches Corner” commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "...a must read for all hockey fans!" —John Vanbiesbrouck, former goaltender, New York Islanders "...the most comprehensive, easily understood source of hockey history and instruction I've ever come across. Not only was 'JD' a superb player in the NHL, he is also an extremely skilled commentator sharing his knowledge of the game with fans all over North America. From hat tricks to power plays, Hockey For Dummies provides the reader with the wisdom of an expert. —From the Foreword by Wayne Gretzky This updated edition of the bestselling guide to all things hockey is packed with illustrations and play-by-play descriptions, diagrams, and photos of the NHL’s greatest players. It tells you how to: Gear up safely with the right equipment Improve your skills with drills Warm up mentally—and physically—before hitting the ice Respect rules and good sportsmanship Find US and Canadian leagues and camps Former New York Ranger, John Davidson offers you plays only the pros know and tips for playing hockey at any level. And he fills you in on: Hockey ABCs, its origins, positions, gear, rules, and more The complete NHL—explores the various leagues, greatest players, training, and tons of fascinating facts, figures, and priceless trivia The best ways to follow the game from the stands or on TV How the pros do it—includes tips from Gretzky on passing, Messier on winning face-offs, and other star players on how to play like a pro From youth leagues to the secrets of the NHL greats, Hockey For Dummies, is your total guide to this cool sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation