Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, Jul 22, 2009 - Science - 304 pages
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From avalanches to glaciers, from seals to snowflakes, and from Shackleton's expedition to "The Year Without Summer," Bill Streever journeys through history, myth, geography, and ecology in a year-long search for cold--real, icy, 40-below cold. In July he finds it while taking a dip in a 35-degree Arctic swimming hole; in September while excavating our planet's ancient and not so ancient ice ages; and in October while exploring hibernation habits in animals, from humans to wood frogs to bears.

A scientist whose passion for cold runs red hot, Streever is a wondrous guide: he conjures woolly mammoth carcasses and the ice-age Clovis tribe from melting glaciers, and he evokes blizzards so wild readers may freeze--limb by vicarious limb.
  

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Review: Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

User Review  - Max Carmichael - Goodreads

Mr. Streever has some really interesting information to share about the cold adaptations of organisms, but the interesting parts are sandwiched between tedious inventories of cold-related topics that ... Read full review

Review: Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places

User Review  - Taylor S. - Goodreads

This is not a bad book at all! Just not what I was expecting or looking for. Having read every climbing/trekking book known to man, I figured this was another narrative about adventure. However it ... Read full review

Contents

AUTHORS NOTE
PREFACE
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
DECEMBER
FEBRUARY
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
NOTES
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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About the author (2009)

Bill Streever has worked as a research ecologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as well as an assistant professor of biological sciences

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