Marco Tedesco is an Italian polar scientist whose research focuses on snow, ice and climate change in the polar regions. After receiving his PhD from the University of Naples, he spent five years as a research scientist at NASA, and later founded the Cryosphere Process Laboratory. He is now a professor at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Observatory. Tedesco has been featured in Science and has spoken as a climate change expert for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Wired, and others.
Greenland is ground zero for the monumental change sweeping over our world during the Anthropocene. Dr. Tedesco makes a valuable and much-needed contribution toward the dire story unfolding in this great and sometimes enigmatic land - James Balog, A.D. White Professor-at-Large When it comes to ice and snow, and to understanding the cold and exotic climates of Greenland and Antarctica, Marco Tedesco is one of the most knowledgeable scientists alive. Ice is a terrific complement to his important academic work-a book that is insightful, lyrical, and personal, and that will help guide readers through the science of a warming world - Jon Gertner, author of The Ice at the End of the World and The Idea Factory As Marco Tedesco explains, the Greenland ice sheet plays an oversized role in life on earth. Tedesco and Alberto Flores d'Arcais have done a wonderful job evoking the ice sheet's magnificence and fragility - Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction Tedesco shares scientific and historical insight into Arctic ice, discussing the hardy microorganisms that live in it, the famed explorers behind major discoveries about the ice, and the threat posed by climate change - Publishers Weekly Imagine a science book that's truly informative but without an intimidating slew of equations, graphs, and references. That book is Ice - a book about ice, climate, Greenland, and the daily life of scientists who study these esoteric topics. It's a beautifully told story that will make you wish you could spend a year alone on the Greenland ice sheet - Henry Pollack, Professor Emeritus at The University of Michigan Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and author of A World Without Ice In this illuminating narrative, history, science and the deeply personal experiences of living on ice are woven together in a way that offers the reader a unique perspective on the past, present, and future of the Greenland ice sheet. The colors and sounds of migrating ice, the challenges of tent life in one of the planet's harshest settings, the importance of companionship, and the wild world's power to inspire deep reflection and contemplation all make this book a must-read for anyone who is curious about the frozen Arctic landscape or concerned about the impacts of climate change - William E. Glassley, author of A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice