Mark Bowen's talk at Cary Hall

January 22,

        Mark Bowen's talk was a great success. There were more than 350 people in attendance who were thrilled to see
        Mark's photographs of the world's glaciers.  The audience heard about Mark's climbing experiences with Lonnie
        Thompson of Ohio State and the science of climatology.  Mark's slides showing the future U.S. coastline as expanding
        seas  cover  low lying areas left the audience stunned.  Questions followed his presentation. 

Mark Bowen, Ph.D.

THIN ICE: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountains (A John Macrae Book/Henry Holt and Company; November 3, 2005; $30.00), scientist and expert climber Mark Bowen has documented, in vivid detail, his experiences with Thompson’s crew on key expeditions. The book demonstrates that global warming is hastening deglaciation in Peru, China, Africa and elsewhere that promises to bring New Orleans-style flooding to many of the world’s coastal cities.

NEW! Here is a review of Mark's book by Bill McKibbon in the New York Review of Books.

Bowen, who holds a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and has been climbing for 20 years, adeptly describes the perils of high-altitude science and the implications of the data obtained from ice cores. THIN ICE, as with the best of narrative nonfiction, entertains as skillfully as it educates. It is a gripping account of breathtaking exploration that takes the reader on a journey to the peaks of the world’s highest mountains to understand the earth’s probable future..

Mark's book is available at Sundial Books, Mass. Ave. Lexington, at a 25% discount.

Mark Bowen's website
Review of Mark's book