The White Planet
The Evolution and Future of Our Frozen WorldBook - 2013
Chronicles the exciting scientific expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic areas that shed light on global warming and climate change.
Princeton University Press
From the Arctic Ocean and ice sheets of Greenland, to the glaciers of the Andes and Himalayas, to the great frozen desert of Antarctica, The White Planet takes readers on a spellbinding scientific journey through the shrinking world of ice and snow to tell the story of the expeditions and discoveries that have transformed our understanding of global climate. Written by three internationally renowned scientists at the center of many breakthroughs in ice core and climate science, this book provides an unparalleled firsthand account of how the "white planet" affects global climate--and how, in turn, global warming is changing the frozen world.
Jean Jouzel, Claude Lorius, and Dominique Raynaud chronicle the daunting scientific, technical, and human hurdles that they and other scientists have had to overcome in order to unravel the mysteries of past and present climate change, as revealed by the cryosphere--the dynamic frozen regions of our planet. Scientifically impeccable, up-to-date, and accessible, The White Planet brings cutting-edge climate research to general readers through a vivid narrative. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to understand the inextricable link between climate and our planet's icy regions.
Highly regarded scientists Jouzel, Lorius, and Raynaud provide a detailed account of the world's frozen regions, such as the Arctic Ocean, the Andes, the Himalayas, and the Greenland ice sheets. Essentially, the authors describe how those regions affect global climate and how global warming is shrinking them. It is in a way a history of exploration and discovery as scientists came to learn more and more about those regions. It also presents the most current research on climate research and what is being learned from it. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)