The Ice

The Ice : A Journey to Antarctica

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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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 26.42mm | 680g
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0295976780
  • 9780295976785
  • 1,082,001

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
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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 * 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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