Table of contents for Thin ice : unlocking the secrets of climate in the world's highest mountains / Mark Bowen.


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Prologue: A Call from the Blue                            1
PART I: THE SAJAMA EXPEDITION
1. The Mountain God                                      7
2. An Island in the Sky                                 11
PART II: EARLY DAYS
3. Where Next?                                          31
4. Beginnings                                           38
5. A Decade on Quelccaya                                53
PART III: THE WARMING SETS IN
6. First Signs                                          77
7. The Great Experiment                                 99
8. Temperature Follows Suit                            125
9. China Opens Up                                      137
PART IV: THE ESSENCE OF LIFE
10. A City by a Lake                                    165
11. The Seesaw                                          188
PART V: MORE PIECES FOR THE PUZZLE
12. Casting About                                       209
13. From Tibet...                                       221
14.... To Peru                                          235
15. Altering the Course of Thinking                     247
16. Pushing Back the Bar                                272
17. Solving the Mercer Problem                          290
18. Endurance and Tragedy on Dasuopu                    312
PART VI: KILIMANJARO
19. Scratching the Surface                              327
20. Drilling Deeper                                     352
21. The Story in the Snows                              376
Notes                                                   397
References                                              423
Acknowledgments                                         445
Index                                                   449



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Atmosphere, Upper Observations, Climatic changes Research, Tropics Climate Research, Climatology Research