The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice sheet that covers it is 700 miles wide and 1,500 miles long, and is composed of nearly three quadrillion tons of ice. For the last 150 years, explorers and scientists have sought to understand Greenland--at first hoping that it would serve as a gateway to Greenland: a remote, mysterious island five times the size of California but with a population of just 56,000. The ice she...

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Title:The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
Author:Jon Gertner
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future Reviews

  • Bob Peru
    Aug 03, 2019
    great science writing. ...
  • Rob
    Aug 14, 2019
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  • Onceinabluemoon
    Jun 30, 2019
    Bad timing for me, recovering from food poisoning and thought climate change would be an interesting topic, I was instantly at odds with the book as it discusses the historical explorations and slaughter of animals... My stomach was not up for the butchery and spent too much time skimm...
  • Tonstant Weader
    Jul 08, 2019
    The Ice at the End of the World is a history of the exploration of Greenland?s massive ice sheet and the scientific research conducted there. There are many articles and books about climate change and rising sea levels linked to the melting ice of Greenland, but Jon Gertner takes a d...
  • Meggin
    Aug 15, 2019
    I found the history in the first half a little slow but still very engaging. ...
  • Jesse
    Jul 05, 2019
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  • Tomislav
    Feb 20, 2019
    I read an advance reader copy of Jon Gertner?s The Ice at the End of the World, in uncorrected proof ebook, provided to me by Penguin / Random House through netgalley, in return for promising to write an honest review. The book is scheduled for release on June 11, 2019. Jon Gertner i...
  • Foggygirl
    Feb 20, 2019
    Great read, A fascinating account of the early European explorers of the Arctic and the uncertain future of the climate of the region. ...
  • PWRL
    Jun 19, 2019
    O ...
  • Donna
    Jun 29, 2019
    I highly recommend this fascinating and important book, beautifully written by New York Times bestselling author and long-time friend Jon Gertner. After finishing it, I had a real understanding of not only Greenland's past (including jaw-dropping accounts of exploration) but also Green...
  • Susan Paxton
    Jun 24, 2019
    This is an important book. Deniers argue that climate change is a recent and invented or, conversely, a "natural" phenomenon. Jon Gertner spent several years working on this book to prove that the current climate change is none of those things, but in fact has been evident for many dec...
  • Linnaea
    Jun 18, 2019
    This was a great science history of Greenland. Gertner covers the European time of discovery - landing on the island, crossing the ice sea and the movement into the modern science of glaciology. it was easy to follow. ...
  • Natalia
    Aug 10, 2019
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  • Vicky Hunt
    Jun 30, 2019
    A Microcosm of Glaciology: And The Politics That Pay The book that needed to be written; The Ice at the End of the World is that book that briefly surveys the history of Greenland?s exploration, and the work that is done in those research stations we know exist, but know little ab...
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    Aug 14, 2019
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  • Jenn
    Aug 13, 2019
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  • Robyn
    Jul 11, 2019
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  • Charles Fried
    Aug 15, 2019
    If you want an excellent introduction to climate change this is the book. There are great stories of the early explorers of Greenland, as well as recent scientific expeditions. This book is suitable for both scientists and non-scientists, full of anecdotes, and people, and stories, as ...
  • Peter O'Kelly
    Jul 22, 2019
    Some related resources: Reviews ? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/bo... ? https://www.washingtonpost.com/outloo... ? https://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/20... ? https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/b... ? https://www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-... ? https://ww...
  • Amy Wels
    Jun 15, 2019
    Fantastic book on the history of exploration and the current relevance of Greenland. Fascinating accounts of the first European explorers who crossed the middle of the country in spite of the harshest conditions on the planet. The earliest climatologists collected and measured the envi...
  • Kaitlyn Joy
    Jul 12, 2019
    I received an Advanced Review Copy of The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland?s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future by Jon Gertner from the publisher Random House through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. What It?s About: A history of glacierolo...
  • Miguel Friggo
    Aug 02, 2019
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  • May
    Jun 06, 2019
    I give The Ice at the End of the World by Jon Gertner 4 stars, or in this case 4. I found the first half so fascinating, I loved the explorations and learning about Greenlandic culture and landscape. The second half, the science part was harder to follow and much more in depth than I a...
  • Deborah McMillan
    Jul 20, 2019
    For a nonfiction book, it is very readable weaving the stories with the technical aspects and highlighting the impending crisis of global warming. I highly recommend reading this book. ...
  • Matthew
    Aug 15, 2019
    Excellent book about the history of Greenland from its discovery and exploration to its modern status as a repository of Earth's climatic history via deep ice core drilling. Also a very sobering look at our planet's possible future. ...
  • M.
    Jun 17, 2019
    It was a good read. ...
  • RobertL
    Jul 30, 2019
    A timely & exciting read. Being interested in Polar Explorers; Gertner does a great job bringing the Greenland Explorations to life! Having done chemical analysis / carbon dating the description of the Ice Core Analysis and Climate Change was brilliant. A key take away was t...
  • Lisa
    Jun 26, 2019
    This was a great book. The first half follows the early explorers of Greenland. The author provides vivid detail and conveys their hardship in a way that makes you really see them out on the ice without a tree or another human being for hundreds (thousands?) of miles. The second half d...
  • Sandra
    Jul 17, 2019
    I won this book off Goodreads. Very interesting. Lots of information. Awesome book. Highly recommend. Thank you. ...
  • Jquick99
    Jul 23, 2019
    This book topic is high in my interest range. However, I found it extremely dull. DNF. I would love for a Robert Caro or Stephen Ambrose type of author to have written this ...someone who can tell a story, rather than write a textbook. ...