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By Willy Weeks
Covering greater than seven percentage of the earth’s floor, sea ice is important to the functioning of the biosphere—and is a key part in our makes an attempt to appreciate and strive against weather switch. With On Sea Ice, geophysicist W. F. Weeks can provide a average heritage of sea ice, an absolutely complete and updated account of our wisdom of its construction, swap, and function.
The quantity starts off with the earliest recorded observations of sea ice, from 350 BC, however the majority of its details is drawn from the interval after 1950, whilst special examine of sea ice grew to become frequent. Weeks delves into either micro-level characteristics—internal constitution, part houses, and part relations—and the macro-level nature of sea ice, corresponding to salinity, progress, and rot. He additionally explains the mechanics of ice pack glide and the lately saw alterations in ice volume and thickness.
An extraordinary account of a usual phenomenon that may be of accelerating significance because the earth’s temperature rises, On Sea Ice will definitely be the traditional for years to come.
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