Penguin Book

A Farewell to Ice

Peter Wadhams

What is really happening in the Arctic regions of the world - some of the most mysterious, beautiful, and essential places on the planet? Peter Wadhams is Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University and the world's leading expert on sea ice, having made forty-five journeys to polar regions during his professional life. This book examines the natural properties of sea ice, explaining how it is able to act as an air and water cooling system for our oceans. It gives a brief history of ice on our planet and explains what is happening to it now. Using the latest research from the Arctic Ocean, he shows that change is occurring much faster than previously predicted. The implications for our world are immense.

Peter Wadhams is Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and is now Professor of Oceanography, having also served as a Senior Research Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1983 to 1993. He made his first visit to the Arctic on board the HM submarine Oracle in 1971, and has since made forty-four further journeys. In 1987, he was awarded the Polar Medal by the Queen.

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  • Politics and Current Affairs
  • Reference
  • Science and Technology
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
16pp colour
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