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“Nature writing of a very high order . . . a joyride for those who enjoy deep explorations of logic, human frailty and the laws of nature.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Bill Green’s] prose rings with the elemental clarity of the ice he knows so well.”—PEN committee citation
A classic of contemporary nature writing, this award-winning account of Antarctica is now available for the first time in paperback. A new introduction by the author emphasizes the ecological importance of the continent within the global warming crisis.
Bill Green is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been conducting research in Antarctica since 1968.
|Publisher:||Bellevue Literary Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Bill Green made his first journey to Antarctica in 1968 to study the chemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes. He returns regularly to do research which has resulted in multiple articles on the biogeochemical processes at work in the primordial lakes of that continent. He is a professor of Interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Table of Contents
Ohio: West and South 29
Rutherford's Den 58
The Map 69
Science and the Shell 79
The Messenger and the Disk 89
The Lake 121
The Sea 132
An Invention 151
The Mailroom 174
The Gallery 187
The Flume 196
The Cone of Erebus 207
The Moat 217
Merry Christmas 228
North and East: Ohio 249
Geological Timeline 258
Periodic Table of Elements 260