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Ruth’s Reviews: A World Without Ice – Henry Pollack

Ruth Francis, Nature’s Head of Press, is reviewing all the entries shortlisted for the Royal Society’s science book prize. She’ll be reading one per week and posting her thoughts on The Great Beyond every Friday between now and the prize ceremony on 21 October. A World Without Ice should, more precisely, be renamed a history of a world full of ice. Pollack leads us through centuries of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, informing us about the movements of ice and continents long ago. As with the best science writing, he uses stories to draw readers into the science, occasionally including observations 


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