The North Pole Was Here

The North Pole Was Here

Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World

Book - 2006
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The sun never sets, the air is twenty degrees below zero, and the ice is moving at four hundred yards an hour. Welcome to the North Pole. In 2003, environmental reporter Andrew Revkin joined a scientific expedition to one of the world's last uncharted frontiers, where he was the first New York Times reporter ever to file stories and photographs from the top of the world.

In his quest to understand the pole, Andrew leads readers through the mysterious history of arctic exploration; he follows oceanographers as they drill a hole through nine feet of ice to dive into waters below; peers into the mysteries of climate modeling and global warming; and ultimately shows how the fate of the pole will affect us all.

Publisher: Boston : Kingfisher, 2006.
ISBN: 9780753459935
Branch Call Number: 919.804
Characteristics: 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 25 cm.


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Rivkin, an environmental reporter, shadows scientists who are studying the North Pole, a place where the sign “the North Pole is here” is inaccurate within minutes, as the ice underfoot moves 400 yards an hour. He includes information about early Arctic explorers as well as the possible effects of global warming.


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