Ice Rivers
Penguin Books

Ice Rivers

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As one of the world's leading glaciologists, Professor Jemma Wadham has proved that glaciers, previously thought to be freezing, sterile environments, in fact teem with microbial life - a discovery which demonstrates them to be active processors of carbon and nutrients, just like our forests and oceans, influencing crucial systems and services upon which people depend, from lucrative fisheries to fertile croplands. A riveting tale of icy landscapes on the point of irreversible change, and filled with stories of encounters with polar bears and survival in the wilds under the midnight sun, 'Ice Rivers' is a memoir like no other - a passionate love letter, no less, to the glaciers that have been one woman's lifelong obsession.


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