Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places (Google eBook)
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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Cold: adventures in the world's frozen placesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Open this book to any page and be treated to a tidbit about the cold, its effects on animals, on history, on the world. Do frogs and caterpillars actually freeze solid and then revive in spring? Have ... Read full review
Review: Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen PlacesUser Review - Dayna - Goodreads
This is exactly the kind of science book I like - anecdotal, but packed with lots of good information, wrapped around a central framing device (in this case, the months of the year and temperatures ... Read full review