Cold : adventures in the world's frozen places

著者

    • Streever, Bill

書誌事項

Cold : adventures in the world's frozen places

Bill Streever

Back Bay, 2010

  • pbk.

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注記

Originally published: New York: Little, Brown, 2009

Includes Reading Group Guide

Includes bibliographical references and index

内容説明・目次

内容説明

From avalanches to glaciers and seals to snowflakes, from igloos to icebergs, permafrost to hoarfrost, chilblains to frostbite, Bill Streever unearths the consistent, ongoing influence of cold on the planet. Evoking history, myth, geography and ecology, Streever's quest for icy, forty-below cold gains purchase in July, while he's taking a dip in an Arctic swimming hole; in September, while excavating our planet's ice ages; and in October, while exploring animals' hibernation habits, from humans to wood frogs to bears. In March he even does his best to escape it, bundling up in layers of polyester, spandex and Primaloft fill to face thermometers reading twenty-three below. Streever visits an underground Cold War-era tunnel, where preserved remains mingle with new-fangled machinery and gear; weighs in on the scientific quest to reach absolute zero (-459 F); and describes how refrigeration evolved from worldwide ice shipping to the chemical coolants we know today.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BB21805349
  • ISBN
    • 9780316042925
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    xvi, 291, 10 p.
  • 大きさ
    21 cm
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  • 件名
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