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An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan: Reporting from Science's New Frontlines

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By: David Shukman

351 pages, b/w photos

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Paperback | Jul 2011 | #188105 | ISBN-13: 9781846688881
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Paperback | Apr 2010 | #182790 | ISBN-13: 9781846688874
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This title reports from science's new frontlines. "An Iceberg as Big as Manhattan" is a gripping report on the new frontlines of science and the environment from the BBC's own correspondent, David Shukman. His skill is to get the big picture and to present it amid the everyday details of life and people. And these are the major stories of our day, whether Shukman is journeying up the fabled North West Passage in the Arctic, chasing after loggers in the Amazon, battling through plastic waste in the Pacific, or heading to the bottom of the sea to chart the effects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

This new paperback edition of "Reporting Live from the End of the Word" has been revised and updated to take stock of recent events. It provides a fascinating eye-witness account of both the environment and of life behind the cameras at the BBC.

'These are despatches from a world conflict earlier generations of hacks never dreamed about... this is an unmissable book'
- Andrew Marr

'Enthralling - these are insights from the real news frontline, and David Shukman tells science like a story.'
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes

'Whether camping on ice sheets in Greenland in a tent designed by Nasa, being eaten alive by insects up the Amazon or pursuing illegal loggers in Brazil, Shukman's account has all the eco-action you could want' - Herald

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David Shukman has been a television news reporter for more than three decades. He reported live from East Berlin during the fall of the wall, and was the first journalist to film Soviet nuclear weapons. He became Science & Environment Correspondent in 2003, after years on the frontline of conflicts such as Bosnia, Sierra Leone and Tajikistan.

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