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Featured Books—December 2016 Issue


A Farewell to Ice : A Report from the Arctic(Hardback) - 2016 Edition

By Peter Wadhams
Hardback. 240 pp. Penguin Books Ltd. $35.45


Most of the scientific establishment predict that the North Pole will be free of ice around the middle of this century. Wadhams describes how dramatically sea ice has diminished over the past three decades, to the point at which the Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years. He shows how sea ice is the “canary in the mine” of planetary climate change and describes how it forms and the vital role it plays in reflecting solar heat back into space, providing an air conditioning system for the planet.

Oceans in 30 Seconds: 30 Cool Topics for Junior
Marine Explorers Explained in Half a Minute


By Jen Green
Flexibound. 96 pp. Walter Foster Jr. $9.95


With colorful artwork, young readers will delight in the 30 fast and fascinating topics of life in the depths of the sea. The 30 Seconds series takes readers on a journey of discovery through a wide range of ocean subjects. Each topic is presented with a quick 30-second soundbite, supported by flash summaries and full-color artwork. Fun, interactive missions with things to make or do in support of the topics encourage readers to test, explore and discover even more.

Body of Water: A Sage, a Seeker, and the World's Most Elusive Fish

By Chris Dombrowski
Hardback. 232 pp. Milkweed Editions. $17.35


Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passions—poetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter a miraculous email bearing the gift of a paid-for trip to Miami. Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and to David Pinder, a legendary bonefishing guide. By the time Dombrowski meets Pinder, he has been abandoned by the industry he helped build. With cataracts from a lifetime of staring at the water, he watches as the world of his beloved bonefish is degraded by tourists he himself did so much to attract. As Pinder’s stories unfold, Dombrowski discovers a profound integrity and wisdom in the guide’s life.


Sea Level Rise in Florida: Science,
Impacts, and Options


By Albert C. Hine, Don P. Chambers, Tonya D. Clayton,
Mark R. Hafen and Gary T. Mitchum
Hardback. 200 pp. University Press of Florida. $34.95


Sea levels are rising globally, including in Florida. Climatologists, geologists, oceanographers and the overwhelming majority of the scientific community expect a continuation of this trend for centuries to come due to climate change, ocean warming and ice mass loss. This book offers an in-depth examination of the cycle of sea levels in the past and the science behind current measurements and future projections



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