The Ice Finders
How A Poet, A Professor, and A Politician Discovered the Ice AgeBook - 1999
Swiss professor Louis Agassiz (1807-73) spent decades arguing that his conception of an Ice Age was not madness. Geologist and master politician Charles Lyell (1797-1875) tried to reconcile his own observations with scientific principles that made an Ice Age impossible. Adventurer and poet Elisha Kent Kane (1820-57) was trapped at the top of Greenland for two winters and portrayed a harsh and frozen landscape that made the Ice Age credible. Bolles, a prolific and popular science writer, tells the tale.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Counterpoint, 1999.
Branch Call Number: 551.792 BOL
Characteristics: 257 p. ; 20 cm.