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Whale and the Supercomputer On the Northern Front of Climate Change

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ISBN-10: 0865477140

ISBN-13: 9780865477148

Edition: N/A

Authors: Charles P. Wohlforth

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Scientists and natives wrestle with our changing climate in the land where it has hit first --and hardest A traditional Eskimo whale-hunting party races to shore near Barrow, Alaska-their comrades trapped on a floe drifting out to sea-as ice that should be solid this time of year gives way. Elsewhere, a team of scientists transverses the tundra, sleeping in tents, surviving on frozen chocolate, and measuring the snow every ten kilometers in a quest to understand the effects of albedo, the snow's reflective ability to cool the earth beneath it. Climate change isn't an abstraction in the far North. It is a reality that has already dramatically altered daily life, especially that of the…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/4/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Map
Preface
The Whale
The Inupiat
The Snow
The Lab
The Ice
The Supercomputer
The Signs
The Camps
The Spirit
The Challenge
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index