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Our Iceberg Is Melting

Author : John Kotter
ISBN : 1429972130
Genre : Business & Economics
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Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passle of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony. Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. Our Iceberg Is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound; a treat for virtually any reader.
Category: Business & Economics

Icebergs Glaciers

Author : Seymour Simon
ISBN : 9780062470409
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this updated and revised edition of Icebergs & Glaciers, award-winning science writer Seymour Simon gives readers an in-depth look at how icebergs and glaciers have shaped our rivers, mountains, and earth, as well as the effect climate change is having on them and our planet. With fascinating facts and breathtaking full-color photographs, readers will learn all about how these huge masses of ice are formed, how they move, and why they are essential to our planet. This updated edition includes: author’s note stunning full-color photographs glossary index a list of websites and additional reading sources Supports the Common Core Learning Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) standards.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Iceberg Utilization

Author : A. A. Husseiny
ISBN : 9781483159171
Genre : Business & Economics
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Iceberg Utilization covers the proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA on October 2-6, 1977. The book focuses on the efforts to consider the feasibility of using icebergs as alternative water and energy resources relative to the growing concern on global water and energy shortage. The compilation first offers information on the patterns of cooperation in international science and technology and evaluation of subsidiary effects and concomitant issues and challenges in iceberg utilization. The text also looks at the consideration of icebergs as potential water resource, including arctic drifting stations, remote sensing, and transport of icebergs. The book discusses elements of iceberg technology and remote sensing of thickness of icebergs, as well as sources and properties of tabular icebergs and towing, handling, processing, and selection of icebergs. The text also considers the international law problems in the acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs; ecological considerations of iceberg transport from Antarctic waters; and energy and freshwater production from icebergs. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to explore the potential of icebergs as energy and water resource.
Category: Business & Economics

Why Icebergs Float

Author : Andrew Morris
ISBN : 9781911307044
Genre : Science
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From paintings and food to illness and icebergs, science is happening everywhere. Rather than follow the path of a syllabus or textbook, Andrew Morris takes examples from the science we see every day and uses them as entry points to explain a number of fundamental scientific concepts – from understanding colour to the nature of hormones – in ways that anyone can grasp. While each chapter offers a separate story, they are linked together by their fascinating relevance to our daily lives. The topics explored in each chapter are based on hundreds of discussions the author has led with adult science learners over many years – people who came from all walks of life and had no scientific training, but had developed a burning curiosity to understand the world around them. This book encourages us to reflect on our own relationship with science and serves as an important reminder of why we should continue learning as adults.
Category: Science

Cecil The Pet Glacier

Author : Matthea Harvey
ISBN : 9780375867736
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ruby Small's embarrassingly eccentric parents take her on a vacation to Norway where she acquires an unwanted pet, a glacier named Cecil, who finds a way to melt Ruby's heart.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ice Island

Author : Gregory S. Stone
ISBN : 9781593730178
Genre : Travel
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When the world's largest iceberg calved off Antarctica in early 2000, marine biologist Greg S. Stone and photographer Wes Skiles saw it as an invitation. Assembling a team of scientists, explorers, sailors and a helicopter pilot, they set off on the intrepid little Braveheart for the Southern Ocean to find and study this anomaly. Through amazing photographs, this book takes readers on their journey to make contact with this huge piece of ice. With numb limbs and chilled bones, the team goes where no one has gone before, diving deep under the ice, to discover what giant melting icebergs mean in the context of twenty-first century global warming. Part adventure story, part scientific quest, Ice Island takes you to one of the most alien places on earth, one that is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is treacherous. Book jacket.
Category: Travel


Author : Mariana Gosnell
ISBN : 9780226304960
Genre : History
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Presents a study of ice in all its complexity spanning such topics as frostbite, climate change, ice on Mars and in Saturn's rings, the multiplicity of uses humans find for ice, and its impact on the forces that shape the world around us.
Category: History

The Fate Of Greenland

Author : Philip Conkling
ISBN : 0262525267
Genre : Nature
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Experts discuss how Greenland's warming climate--seen in its melting ice sheets and retreating glaciers--could affect the rest of the world. Viewed from above, Greenland offers an endless vista of whiteness interrupted only by scattered ponds of azure-colored melt water. Ninety percent of Greenland is covered by ice; its ice sheet, the largest outside Antarctica, stretches almost 1,000 miles from north to south and 600 miles from east to west. But this stark view of ice and snow is changing--and changing rapidly. Greenland's ice sheet is melting; the dazzling, photogenic display of icebergs breaking off Greenland's rapidly melting glaciers has become a tourist attraction. The Fate of Greenland documents Greenland's warming with dramatic color photographs and investigates episodes in Greenland's climate history for clues about what happens when climate change is abrupt rather than gradual. Greenland's climate past and present could presage our climate future. Abrupt climate change would be cataclysmic: the melting of Greenland's ice shelf would cause sea levels to rise twenty-four feet worldwide; lower Manhattan would be underwater and Florida's coastline would recede to Orlando. The planet appears to be in a period of acute climate instability, exacerbated by carbon dioxide we pour into the atmosphere. As this book makes clear, it is in all of our interests to pay attention to Greenland.
Category: Nature

A Farewell To Ice

Author : P. Wadhams
ISBN : 9780190691158
Genre : Nature
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Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms
Category: Nature

The Iceberg Hermit

Author : Arthur Roth
ISBN : 0590441124
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Shipwrecked in 1757 on an iceberg in the Arctic seas with only an orphaned polar bear cub for companionship, seventeen-year-old Allan begins a seemingly hopeless struggle for survival.
Category: Juvenile Fiction