The most authoritative account yet of what is happening in the Arctic - the 'canary in the mine' of planetary change.
Peter Wadhams is the UK's most experienced sea ice scientist. He was Director of the Scott Polar Institute in Cambridge 1987-92 and Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge 1992-2015. He has made more than 50 expeditions to both polar regions, working from ice camps, icebreakers, aircraft, and, uniquely, submarines. His has been awarded the W.S. Bruce Prize of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1977), the UK Polar Medal (1987) and the Italgas Prize for Environmental Sciences (1990). He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Member of the Finnish Academy.
Wadhams's particular combination - of scientific passion, a lyrical
sense of wonder at the natural world, an ability to pluck clear
analogies from the air, and outspoken analysis of
consumer-capitalist politics - marks out A Farewell to Ice
as essential reading. -- John Burnside * New Statesman *
A passionate, authoritative overview of the role of ice in our climate system, past, present and, scarily, the future. -- Carl Wunsch, Professor Emeritus of Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology