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Excerpts from Water, Ice & Stone: Science and Memory on the Antarctic Lakes

Margaret Guthrie
May 15, 2008
Bill Green is a scientist who is in love with words. When asked to explain his ability to spin words into the spellbinding narrative that is Water, Ice & Stone, he says that it goes back to letter writing. "I used to write letters to everyone back home, family, friends and colleagues, and I took it very seriously. I never sent a first draft. That and just reading, I have always been fascinated by literature." In Water, Ice & Stone, Green tells the story of his love affair with Antarctica and shares his wonder at the mysteries posed by its rivers and lakes. Since 1968 Green, a retired Miami University of Ohio geochemistry professor, has made frequent trips to Antarctica to study the dynamic biological, chemical, and geological processes in the continent's waters.Joshua Lederberg, Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist and a member of our board until his...
Water, Ice & StonePlanckEinstein[Lystrosaurus]James Clark RosscreatorWater, Ice & Stone: Science and Memory on the Antarctic Lakes by Bill Green, Bellevue Literary Press, paper, 261 pages.

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