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Farewell To Ice, A Hardcover – 17 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Allen Lane; 1 edition (17 October 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241009413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241009413
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 458 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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Peter Wadhams brings huge expertise to his subject - and he is an excellent writer. He explains why the fate of Arctic ice is crucial for the world's climate and clarifies the controversies and complexities that confront scientists and policymakers. A fascinating book. (Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, President of the Royal Society 2005-10)

Wadhams's particular combination - of scientific passion, a lyrical sense of wonder at the natural world, an ability to pluck clear analogies from the air, and outspoken analysis of consumer-capitalist politics - marks out A Farewell to Ice as essential reading. (John Burnside New Statesman)

Peter Wadhams has written a passionate, authoritative overview of the role of ice in our climate system, past, present and, scarily, the future. The book is a compelling combination of personal experience, the unique and strange physical characteristics of glacial and sea ice, and his understanding about where the Earth is heading if serious action is not taken. (Carl Wunsch, Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

This most experienced and rational scientist states what so many other researchers privately fear but cannot publicly say - that the Arctic is approaching a death spiral which may see the entire remaining summer ice cover collapse in the near future. (John Vidal Guardian)

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"This book examines the natural properties of sea ice, explaining how it is able to act as an air and water cooling system for our oceans. It gives a brief history of ice on our planet and explains what is happening to it now. Using the latest research from the Arctic Ocean, he shows that change is occurring much faster than previously predicted. The implications for our world are immense."

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