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The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World (New York Times)by Andrew Revkin
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The sun never sets, the air is twenty degrees below zero, and the ice is moving at four hundred yards an hour. Welcome to the North Pole. In 2003, environmental reporter Andrew Revkin joined a scientific expedition to one of the world's last uncharted frontiers, where he was the first New York Times reporter ever to file stories and photographs from the top of the world.
In his quest to understand the pole, Andrew leads readers through the mysterious history of arctic exploration; he follows oceanographers as they drill a hole through nine feet of ice to dive into waters below; peers into the mysteries of climate modeling and global warming; and ultimately shows how the fate of the pole will affect us all.
In 2003, environmental reporter Andrew Revkin joined a scientific expedition to the North Pole, where he was the first "New York Times" reporter ever to file stories and photographs from the top of the world. Revkin leads readers through the mysterious history of arctic exploration with period photos and illustrations.
About the Author
Andrew Revkin has been reporting on the environment for The New York Times since 1995. His coverage of climate change won the inaugural National Academies Communication Award for print journalism.
He is also the author of The Burning Season and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast. He lives in New York's Hudson River valley.
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