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Chasing Lakes: Love, Science, and the Secrets of the Arctic

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780063001992
Publisher: HarperOne
Language: English
Page Count: 307
Publication Date: 5/17/2022
Size: 9.30" l x 6.14" w x 1.33"
Series: N/A

A stunning debut memoir from an acclaimed climate change researcher on her adventures across the Arctic, her pioneering findings and their implications for our planet, and her quest to discover what fulfills us at the limits of science.

Katey Walter Anthony’s enchantment with lakes began when she was growing up amid the Sierra Nevada mountains. Today, her love for these bodies of water have taken her to the deepest reaches of Alaska and Siberia, where she is undertaking pioneering research on methane emissions. Chasing Lakes is her story: one-part adventure—complete with shipwrecks and treacherous treks through Arctic storms by helicopter, snowmobile, and foot to measure greenhouse gases—part coming-of-age tale, as she searches for belonging in the wake of a broken childhood, and part spiritual quest to find a wholeness science cannot fill.

Somewhere between the remote, frozen landscapes of Siberia and her rough cabin in Alaska, she discovers her spiritual and emotional home when she meets Peter, a bright and humble Minnesota farmer who reinvigorates her faith and helps ground her. Yet finding love and fulfillment brings its own challenges. The closer she gets to having the family she’s always wanted, the further she’s pushed from the important field work that is her passion.

Chasing Lakes is a chronicle of a woman seeking truth, adventure, scientific discovery, family, love, and grace. Both an eye-opening look from the frontlines of the climate crisis and an intimate portrait of a brilliant scientist, Chasing Lakes is memoir writing at its finest: beautiful, complex, revelatory, and moving.

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