The Iceberg

Author: Marion Coutts
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802190529
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Winner of the Wellcome Prize A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award “A memoir quite unlike any other. It has the strength of an arrow: taut, spiked, quavering, working to its fatal conclusion...an extraordinary story told in an extraordinary way.”—The Sunday Times “The most heartbreaking memoir of the year.”—Independent on Sunday Winner of the Wellcome Book Prize, and finalist for every major nonfiction award in the UK, including the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Award, The Iceberg is artist and writer Marion Coutts’ astonishing memoir; an “adventure of being and dying “and a compelling, poetic meditation on family, love, and language. In 2008, Tom Lubbock, the chief art critic for The Independent was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The Iceberg is his wife, Marion Coutts’, fierce, exquisite account of the two years leading up to his death. In spare, breathtaking prose, Coutts conveys the intolerable and, alongside their two year old son Ev—whose language is developing as Tom’s is disappearing—Marion and Tom lovingly weather the storm together. In short bursts of exquisitely textured prose, The Iceberg becomes a singular work of art and an uplifting and universal story of endurance in the face of loss.

Our Iceberg Is Melting

Author: John Kotter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 039956392X
Format: PDF
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The revised and updated tenth anniversary edition of the classic, beloved business fable that has changed millions of lives in organizations around the world. Our Iceberg Is Melting is a simple story about doing well under the stress and uncertainty of rapid change. Based on the award-winning work of Harvard Business School’s John Kotter, it can help you and your colleagues thrive during tough times. On an iceberg near the coast of Antarctica, group of beautiful emperor pen­guins live as they have for many years. Then one curious bird discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home—and almost no one listens to him. The characters in the story—Fred, Alice, Louis, Buddy, the Professor, and NoNo—are like people you probably recognize in your own organization, including yourself. Their tale is one of resistance to change and heroic action, seemingly intractable obstacles and clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. The penguins offer an inspiring model as we all struggle to adapt to new circumstances. Our Iceberg Is Melting is based on John Kotter's pioneer­ing research into the eight steps that can produce needed change in any sort of group. After finishing the story, you'll have a powerful framework for influencing your own team, no matter how big or small. This tenth anniversary edition preserves the text of the timeless story, together with new illustrations, a revised afterword, and a Q&A with the authors about the responses they've gotten over the past decade. Prepare to be both enlightened and delighted, whether you're already a fan of this classic fable or are discovering it for the first time.

Iceberg

Author: Clive Cussler
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781627152044
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tip of the Iceberg

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101985119
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating and funny journey into Alaska, America's last frontier, retracing the historic 1899 Harriman Expedition. In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws a million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Using the state's intricate public ferry system, the Alaska Marine Highway System, Adams travels three thousand miles, following the George W. Elder's itinerary north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continuing west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to climate change.

Meltin The Iceberg

Author: W. H. Bishop
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477252525
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“With the world’s growing interest in changing climatic conditions, Meltin: The Iceberg intends to give elementary aged school children a fun read on the impact which global warming is having upon Arctic glaciers. William Bishop, author, hopes that both parents and children alike will view this book as an awareness of just some of the hazards which a typical iceberg may encounter en-route to its ultimate collapse. Join a voyage of survival with a friendly berg named Meltin and his sea companions, with the will to endure a better fate.”

Iceberg

Author: David Banks
Publisher: London Bridge
ISBN: 9780426203926
Format: PDF, ePub
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"In 2006, the world is about to be overwhelmed by a disaster that might destroy human civilization: the inversion of the Earth's magnetic field. Deep in the Antarctic base, the FLIPback team is frantically devising a system to reserve the change in polarity. Above them, the SS Elysium carries its jet-set passengers on an ultimate cruise. On board is Ruby Duvall, a journalist sent to record the FLIPback moment. Instead, she finds a man called the Doctor, who is locked out of a strange green box he says is merely a part of his time machine. And she finds old enemies of the Doctor: silver giants at work beneath the ice."--Page 4 of cover.

Voyage of the Iceberg

Author: Richard Brown
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1459401999
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the story of the most famous iceberg of all time--the iceberg that has gripped the imagination of the world, that humbled human technology and dramatized the wonders and dangers of the North Atlantic Ocean. Author Richard Brown uses the iceberg's story to present the natural history of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic at the turn of the twentieth century. A rich panoply of birds, whales, bears, seals and other ships cross the path of the iceberg. With an expert's understanding of natural history and an authentic storyteller's voice, Brown weaves these storylines together as the iceberg slowly drifts away from Greenland and down the coast of Labrador to its fateful encounter with the world's most famous ship. With extensive illustrations drawn from volumes of exploration and natural history of the period, this is a beautiful and compelling read. First published in 1983 and championed by publishers worldwide, this reprint of the original edition is accompanied by a brief biographical note on Richard Brown's career as a research scientist working for the Canadian Wildlife Service.

Iceberg Utilization

Author: A. A. Husseiny
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483159175
Format: PDF, ePub
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Iceberg Utilization covers the proceedings of the First International Conference and Workshops on Iceberg Utilization for Fresh Water Production, Weather Modification and Other Applications, held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA on October 2-6, 1977. The book focuses on the efforts to consider the feasibility of using icebergs as alternative water and energy resources relative to the growing concern on global water and energy shortage. The compilation first offers information on the patterns of cooperation in international science and technology and evaluation of subsidiary effects and concomitant issues and challenges in iceberg utilization. The text also looks at the consideration of icebergs as potential water resource, including arctic drifting stations, remote sensing, and transport of icebergs. The book discusses elements of iceberg technology and remote sensing of thickness of icebergs, as well as sources and properties of tabular icebergs and towing, handling, processing, and selection of icebergs. The text also considers the international law problems in the acquisition and transportation of Antarctic icebergs; ecological considerations of iceberg transport from Antarctic waters; and energy and freshwater production from icebergs. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to explore the potential of icebergs as energy and water resource.

Who Needs an Iceberg

Author: Karen Patkau
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0887769934
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduces the land, water, animals, and plants of the Arctic regions.

Icy the Iceberg

Author: Larry Friend
Publisher: Litfire Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9781640450141
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Follow ICY on his incredible journey... Beginning his life as a sparkling snowflake. Finding himself squeezed for hundreds of years beneath tons of snow. Emerging as a beautiful, blue, floating iceberg. Making friends with all kinds of creatures in his amazing adventure... You will fall in love with ICY the ICEBERG