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Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions Hardcover


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Science on Ice gives the reader a glimpse into the challenges of conducting field research in the extreme and isolated environments of the Arctic and Antarctic. I came away with a new appreciation of both the risks and adventures scientists experience, the creativity and adaptability they must possess to work in difficult conditions, and most of all, the fact that they are normal human beings with a strong sense of curiosity that fuels their work. This book will help us understand these distant reaches of our world, and it has enormous potential to spark the minds of future would-be scientists.”

(Amy Gulick, photographer and author of Salmon in the Trees: Life in Alaska's Ton)

"Science on Ice rightly casts those who are charged with finding out more about our changing planet as true modern era explorers. Exciting tales of helicopters, submarines and icebreakers, coupled with emotive personal experiences in the face of adversity serve to decimate the normally anodyne aura that Science carries. This book should be mandatory in all schools, careers departments, and polar fanatics’ coffee tables across the globe, and when there, I expect that Linder’s efforts will have more influence on the future of the poles than he could ever have dreamed."

(Jeff Wilson BBC�Wildlife)

"What is science? Chris Linder and his journalist friends answer that question with exquisite photography and sensitive, informed writing as they journey with scientists to the polar regions. Through Science on Ice, the reader participates in expeditions and becomes aware of the method of inquiry, known as Science, by which, with relevant foreknowledge, questions are asked such that with a bit of creativity (but sometimes under daunting conditions) answers result. Those answers bring new inquiry. . . . It's like a drug."

(David Ainley, Penguin Science and The Last Ocean)

About the Author

Chris Linder is a research associate in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Physical Oceanography Department and a professional freelance photographer.


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Chris Linder uses photography to educate and inspire the public about science. He works closely with researchers in the field, documenting them as they study the environment--whether it's from the deck of a ship, penguin colony, or tropical jungle. His education and training as an oceanographer give him a special insight into photographing science. Since 2002, he has photographed over two dozen research expeditions, including 14 to the polar regions. His photographs have been featured in museum exhibits, including the Field Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and in books, calendars, and magazines worldwide. He is the author of Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and The Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them (Countryman Press, 2007). Visit www.chrislinder.com for more information.

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