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Title:
Out of the ice : how climate change is revealing the past
ISBN:
9781771387316
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Publication Information:
Toronto, ON : Kids Can Press, [2018]

©2018
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 28 cm
General Note:
Includes glossary and index (page 32).
Contents:
Introduction: Frozen in time -- Ice patches. Mystery on the mountain ; Time detectives at work ; Hunters, arrows and atlatls ; Vikings on the mountains -- Galciers. Lost on the glacier ; Traveler from the past ; Glacial changes -- Permafrost. Lords and ladies in the ice ; Children of the gods ; A frozen zoo ; Mammoths and people -- Cryosphere: Slip-sliding away.
Summary:
As the Earth's climate continues to warm, the permafrost melts, glaciers are receding and ice patches are shrinking. It is a unique time on our planet, one that has resulted in a treasury of preserved organic material (e.g., caribou droppings and human and animal remains) and inorganic artifacts (e.g., tools and clothing) is being revealed by the big melt, providing us with entirely new information about how people and animals lived up to several thousand years ago. But it's a race against time for archaeologists because as soon as the objects begin to thaw, they also begin to disintegrate.
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As climate change is warming our planet, the ice in Earth's cryosphere is melting - from glaciers to mountain top patches to permafrost. An unexpected result of this melting has been the discovery of artefacts that were long preserved in the ice's depths. Tools, clothing and, perhaps most remarkable, human bodies have been revealed at the edges the retreating ice. Examining these discoveries, along with traces of plants and animals also melting out of the ice, is the work of researchers in a brand-new scientific field called glacial archaeology.


Author Notes

CLAIRE EAMER is an award-winning writer of nonfiction books for children, including Before the World Was Ready: Stories of Daring Genius in Science and The World in Your Lunch Box: The Wacky History and Weird Science of Everyday Foods. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Drew Shannon is an illustrator living in Toronto whose work has been published by The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Reader's Digest and more. He's also the co-creator of the young adult detective comic series The Montague Twins.


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Gr 3-5-Our changing climate is causing Earth's ice to rapidly melt, creating future problems for much of the world. But from this difficult scenario a new scientific field is born: glacial archaeology. With the melting of the glaciers, ice sheets, and permafrost comes long hidden artifacts. Tools, clothes, and even fully preserved humans have been found in Norway, Peru, and parts of Siberia. Using tools such as radiocarbon dating, DNA analysis, and powerful scanners, glacial archaeologists are able to recover specific and exact information regarding the last days of their subjects' lives. Some of the remains discussed and illustrated are of children, long ago hunters, baby lions, and puppies. The findings revealed by the melting ice have reshaped some long held concepts of migration and evolution. Using photographs along with colorfully drawn illustrations as well as maps, charts, and an accessible text, this is a highly useful work. VERDICT A valuable resource in the study of climate change, environment, and history for students.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, NY © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.