Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent
by Gabrielle Walker
Tuesday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming.
This discussion will be held upstairs in the library.