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The Big Thaw
Permafrost–permanently frozen ground that lies under tundra and boreal forests across the Arctic–covers more than 12 percent of the earth’s land. In The Big Thaw, readers meet scientists and students who have been studying the permafrost and what it contains: a vast store of ancient carbon, more than four times the quantity found in all of today’s forests, a ticking “carbon bomb” releasing carbon dioxide and methane as the permafrost thaws. Braving hordes of mosquitoes, quicksand,View more
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