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By Rafael Campo
Book: The Enemy
Published: 17 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389576-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8957-6
...Patagonia Atop the glacier, peering into rooms inhabited by past millennia’s immense yet utterly silent blue ghosts, how hard, how very pure I thought my love might be, if entering eternity only were possible. Instead, we crunched along, the sun and so much chilly air and the short...
Published: 09 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394662-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9466-2
... kilometers (677,000 square miles), con- by a series of outward and seaward-­flowing sisting of 2.868 million cubic kilometers outlet glaciers. Glaciers are large masses of (688,000 cubic miles) of ice up to three ice, which are frozen year-­round and flow kilometers (two miles) thick. The ice that...
Book Chapter

By Rafael Campo
Book: The Enemy
Published: 17 April 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389576-037
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8957-6
... sight as less than sound). The ages of the muddy, muscled moose were shown by its great height: tall centuries surveyed the marshes that the glaciers made. It fell to us, ingenious as toads, to ask why we must wait so patiently. By the seventh day, we had learned to count, when all creation knew...
Published: 09 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394662-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9466-2
..., Virginia, 84 Albedo, 11, 77 Broecker, Wallace, 32 Algarve Islands, 91 Allègre, Claude, 63 Caldera, Ken, 115 Alpine (mountain) glaciers, 51, 57, 63, 72 Cao, Long, 39–40 Hydroelectric power loss and, 61 Carbon dioxide, 4–5, 10–13, 17–18, 30–31...
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By James Applewhite
Published: 04 July 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387008-079
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8700-8
... The Bison In the Tetons, hiking up Paintbrush canyon, I lifted up more than my weight along That trail, its soil filled with round stones From glaciers. Mount Woodring was immediately Above to my right, through the lodgepole...
Published: 04 September 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389200-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8920-0
... EPILOGUE Pilgrimage A still glacier lake, water sheer, like ice. You can see every pebble, ancient rock, and boulder under a thin mossy fur. The lake reflects California’s highest twin peaks...
Published: 20 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373254-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7325-4
... This chapter reviews several periods of rapid change in glacier flows, climate, and ocean currents, some of which occurred well before the Anthropocene. The effects on different civilizations are reviewed. The chapter asks to what extent the doctrine of panexperientialism helps us to grasp such...
Published: 18 June 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375609-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7560-9
... include 156  chapter 5 indigenous ­people as the symbolic ancestors of traveling locals, Sand- ford provoked a new conception of the local that included those who had traveled to the area, like the Japa­nese guides to whom he was speaking. Cowboy Boots on a Glacier Sandford’s expansive...
Published: 09 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394662-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9466-2
.... ture 425 (2003), 365, doi:10.1038/425365a. Bellamy, D. “Letter: Glaciers Are Cool.” New Sci­ Cao, L., K. Caldeira, and A. K. Jain. “Effects entist, 16 April 2005. of Carbon Dioxide and Climate Change on Blockstein, D. E., and L. Wiegman. The Climate Ocean Acidification and...
Published: 01 January 1983
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382942-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8294-2
... of ice, a glacier moving with infinite slowness. In the arid Badlands of South Dakota groundhogs excavate their bur• rows in weathered soil. These animals, as averse to extra work as humans, always push the excavated material down• hill. High in Minnesota a cold clear ribbon of water, the be...
Published: 07 February 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822389767-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
... variegated ivy is ‘Glacier’, but it is slow growing and after six years mine is just beginning to spread. The leaves are of medium size and prettily marked with gray and white. They have never been hurt by the cold, but the leaves of the handsome ivy ‘Canary Cream’ are always ruined by the cold before...
Published: 03 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387947-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8794-7
... had become an established genre and were a regular component of many film programs. Travel films from this second, transitional phase of silent cinema con- tinued to highlight the American West, with titles such as Grand Canyon, Arizona (Nestor, 1912), Glacier National Park (Pathé, 1912), and...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384571-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8457-1
... line (71). Ostensibly, Moore begins the poem with a refer- ence to the glacier that covers much of Mt. Rainier, leading the reader to expect that what will come after is a description of this landscape. With the juxtaposition of “reserved,” a word generally used to describe one’s personality, and...
Published: 09 June 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394662-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9466-2
... sheet is a particular enigma. Its melt- global scale is generally understood, but at a ing rate may depend on the survival of ice local level climate change remains a major un- shelves that hold back the outlet glaciers, certainty. At a local level, events unrelated the release from grounding on...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390831-039
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9083-1
..., tra- ditional singer, and dancer. Nora’s books include The Droning Shaman (1988) and Life Woven with Song (2000). Richard’s poetry publications include Glacier Bay Concerto (1980), Frames of Reference (1987), Phenologies (1988), and numer- ous journal publications and translations of German...
Published: 17 May 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9396-2
... into an ocean of melting glacier and broken levees; the dollar bill that makes it all pos- sible. This decade- encompassing collection of writings is framed by major historical events that impacted us in the first ten years of the twenty- first century—from the 9/11 attacks to the election of...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390831-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9083-1
... States and over twice the size of Texas, the second largest state in the union. Alaska also has nearly 100,000 glaciers; the Malaspina glacier covers an area of more than 1,500 square miles, larger than that of some states.1 In physical characteristics, Alaska has thirty-nine majestic mountain...
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390114-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9011-4
... Andes. Exactly how long mountaineering in Ecuador will be able to continue is a worrying question. According to Ecuador’s Meteorology Institute and various international organizations, global warming has resulted in alarm- ing reductions of Ecuador’s glaciers. Cotopaxi has lost over a...
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By James Applewhite
Published: 04 July 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8700-8
... weight along That trail, its soil filled with round stones From glaciers. Mount Woodring was immediately Above to my right, through the lodgepole pines. There above seven thousand feet, air tasted Thin on the tongue. Vistas of Wyoming...
Published: 09 June 2011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9466-2
..., Alaska  (p. 59) from a digital composite photograph by 60" × 36" 1993 Ralph A. Clevenger, who is on faculty at Glaciers still shape the Alaskan landscape, Brooks Institute. The portion above water carving deep fjords as they push huge quan- depicts an Antarctic iceberg weighing ap- tities of rock...