The New York Times North Pole Was Here

Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World

Andrew Revkin

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Now in paperback, current events get in-depth treatment in this exciting series produced in collaboration with the New York Times. First-person narratives world-renowned newspaper's award-winning journalists tell the stories behind headlines.

Beginning with a white-knuckle airplane landing, Andrew C. Revkin leads readers through a land of ice and water, describing the stark beauty of the North Pole, the scientists who endure the Arctic chill, the adventurers who are drawn to the north, and the not-so-pretty realities of camping in the
Arctic. Years of research, interviews, and science coverage come together to explain the phenomenon of global warming, the different perspectives on its causes and potential effects, and the implications that it holds for the frozen north.

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Chapter One
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Where All Is South
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For nearly two hours, I have been staring out a small window on a droning
propeller-driven airplane. The low, unsetting sun casts the plane's shadow off
to the side, where it slides over what looks like an endless crinkled white
landscape. But there is no land below us. There is only an ocean—a frozen
one. We are flying out across a cap of floating, drifting ice that's the size of
the United States. As far as the eye can see, colliding plates of ice raise
jumbled miles-long ridges, some as high as houses.

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Andrew Revkin

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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The New York Times North Pole Was Here
Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World
Andrew Revkin

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
October 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753461389
ISBN10: 0753461382
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
9 2/5 x 7 2/5 inches, 128 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9
$10.95
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