"This crucial book describes a voyage in every sense of the word–a wonderfully told account of a passage to some of the world’s loneliest waters, as well as a remarkably lucid tale of a journey into the most vital science now in progress anywhere on earth."–Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature
"Offers not only a provocative introduction to the emerging field of ‘earth systems science,’ but also a gripping sea yarn tinged with disquieting scenarios of cataclysmic climate change."–Outside
"Wonderfully rich…[Arms’] science reporting is sound, his eye for meaningful detail sharp."–Kirkus Reviews
From the Hardcover edition.