Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate
"Tackling this thing will be the greatest adventure of our time," says Dr. Paul "Shep" Shepson with a grin. He is talking about global warming, which he sees not as a horrific, unavoidable disaster, but as a scientific and personal challenge. This book follows Peter Lourie and Dr. Shepson on three trips to the Arctic, where they investigate the effects of climate change on the local IÃ±upiaq people. They hear about hunters falling through the thinning ice, watch traditional dances, and go along on a whale hunt. Full-color photographs, glossary, list of recommended reading, and index.