Jon Gertner discusses his new book, The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland’s Buried Past and Our Perilous Future, in which he delves into the history of exploration and investigation of Greenland’s ice sheet and looks at its future in the era of global warming, with Victoria Johsnon.
Jon Gertner is the author of the bestselling book The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovationand a longtime contributor to the New York Times Magazine. A journalist and historian whose stories on science, technology, and nature have appeared in a variety of national magazines, he is also a frequent lecturer on technology and science history. Gertner worked on The Ice at the End of the World during his Cullman Center Fellowship in 2016-2017.
Victoria Johnson, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College, is the author most recently of American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, which was a finalist for both the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction and the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography. Prior to moving to New York in 2015, she was an associate professor in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. Johnson was a Cullman Center Fellow in 2015-16, when she worked on American Eden.