The Hidden Life of Ice by Marco Tedesco audiobook

The Hidden Life of Ice: Dispatches from a Disappearing World

By Marco Tedesco , with Alberto Flores d'Arcais
Foreword by Elizabeth Kolbert
Read by Joel Richards

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A pioneering researcher's illuminating account of Arctic ice—its secret history and dire future Barely inhabited, the Arctic is an alien world to most of us. It also holds critical clues about the future of our planet. In The Hidden Life of Ice, Marco Tedesco invites us to Greenland, where he and his fellow scientists are doggedly researching the dramatic changes afoot. Following the arc of his typical day at work, Tedesco unearths the secrets in the ice—from evidence of long-extinct "polar camels" to the fantastically weird microorganisms living at freezing temperatures in cryoconite holes. Tedesco weaves together the bald facts on climate change with poetic reflections on this endangered landscape, the epic deeds of great Arctic explorers, and the legends of the rare local populations. The Hidden Life of Ice is more than a diatribe on climate—it's a moving tribute to a beautiful place that may be gone too soon.

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A pioneering researcher's illuminating account of Arctic ice—its secret history and dire future

Barely inhabited, the Arctic is an alien world to most of us. It also holds critical clues about the future of our planet. In The Hidden Life of Ice, Marco Tedesco invites us to Greenland, where he and his fellow scientists are doggedly researching the dramatic changes afoot. Following the arc of his typical day at work, Tedesco unearths the secrets in the ice—from evidence of long-extinct "polar camels" to the fantastically weird microorganisms living at freezing temperatures in cryoconite holes.

Tedesco weaves together the bald facts on climate change with poetic reflections on this endangered landscape, the epic deeds of great Arctic explorers, and the legends of the rare local populations. The Hidden Life of Ice is more than a diatribe on climate—it's a moving tribute to a beautiful place that may be gone too soon.

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Read in an almost hushed tone, his nuanced narration reveals the exquisite silences, freezing temperatures, and harsh winds of one of the planet's largest remaining arctic expanses. Richards smoothly vocalizes this audiobook, by turns paean to solitude, primer on global warming, and compendium of close scientific observations. AudioFile
“Imagine a science book that’s truly informative but without an intimidating slew of equations, graphs, and references. That book is The Hidden Life of Ice…a beautifully told story that will make you wish you could spend a year alone on the Greenland ice sheet.” Henry Pollack, ​professor emeritus at the University of Michigan’s department of earth and environmental sciences
“Greenland is ground zero for the monumental change sweeping over our world…Dr. Tedesco makes a valuable and much-needed contribution toward the dire story unfolding in this great and sometimes enigmatic land.” James Balog, A.D. White Professor at Cornell University
“Narrator Joel Richards admirably handles the complex task of emulating the reverential voice of climate scientist Tedesco as he navigates the vastness of ice-covered Greenland. Read in an almost hushed tone, his nuanced narration reveals the exquisite silences, freezing temperatures, and harsh winds of one of the planet’s largest remaining arctic expanses.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Marco Tedesco

Author Bio: Marco Tedesco

Marco Tedesco is a research professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University and adjunct scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Originally from Italy, he received his Laurea degree and PhD from the University of Naples Federico II and the Italian National Research Council. He went on to join the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a professor and became the founder and director of the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory. He has been featured in Science and has spoken as an expert on polar regions for the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and others.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 3.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English