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The Ice By Stephen J. Pyne

The Ice
by Stephen J. Pyne

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Explores the physical and organic phenomena of the Antarctic continent as well as its history. With chapters on the geography and formation of the continent, its exploration, its depiction in the arts and sciences, and its geopolitical treatment, the author places the remote land as central to the
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The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica by Stephen J. Pyne

"The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page. . . . Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast."-New York Times Book Review

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The Ice is a compilation of more about ice than you knew you wanted to know, yet sheer compelling significance holds attention page by page..Pyne conveys a view of Antarctica that interweaves physical science with humanistic inquiry and perception. His audacity as well as his presentation warrant admiration, for the implications of The Ice are vast.

* New York Times Book Review *

Stephen Pyne has written an imaginative book that combines a geophysical description of Antarctica with a history of attempts to explore and assimilate intellectually this remote and strange continent.

* Isis *

Table of Contents


Foreword by William Cronon
Preface to the 1998 Paperback Edition
The Berg
The Pack
No Middle Way: The Exploration of Antarctica
The Shelf
Heart of Whiteness: the Literature and Art of Antarctica
The Glacier
Earth and Ice: The Earth Sciences in Antarctica
The Sheet
The Cold Peace: The Geopolitics of Antarctica
The Source
Afterword
Notes
Sources
Index

Additional information

GOR004828982
The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica by Stephen J. Pyne
Stephen J. Pyne
Weyerhaueser Cycle of Fire
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of Washington Press
1998-02-01
456
0295976780
9780295976785
N/A
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