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Top 10 environmental books of 2009

By: Jessica Knoblauch on Jan. 7, 2010, 8 a.m.
Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever

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"Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places" by Bill Streever

This book may consist of tales of frostiness, but the author’s poetic storytelling style won’t leave you cold. After deciding to examine the world’s frozen places before it’s too late, the author begins his journey by plunging into Prudhoe Bay, an icy mass 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle and continues by masterfully linking the history, myth, geography and ecology of bone-chilling temperatures. Reading Cold is guaranteed to give you goose bumps — the good kind.