by Sabrina Shankman

Meltdown: Terror at the Top of the World tells the story of seven American hikers who went on a wilderness adventure into Canada's Arctic tundra—polar bear country—and came back with a tale of terror. The riveting book follows the hikers' harrowing encounter with a polar bear; the latest science on the plight of the polar bear, facing starvation as the sea ice disappears; and of the Arctic meltdown, the most advanced symptom of man-made climate change.

The book is based on in-depth interviews with all seven hikers as well as many of the world's experts on polar bears and sea ice. It also includes first-hand reporting from the site where the hikers pitched their tents one fateful night next to a breathtaking fjord...


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