Stunning photographs and accessible text tell the story of a science expedition to the frozen North Pole in the newly published children's book 'To the Top of the World' by UCSC Research Scientist Dr. Katlin Bowman. Roaming polar bears, mechanical failures, and stormy seas lend excitement to the expedition's technical mission to map the chemistry of the Arctic Ocean. The book balances explanation of a few key scientific concepts with stories and images of life aboard the Healy, a Coast Guard icebreaker longer than a football field.
The book was published with a grant from the National Science Foundation. Part of the proceeds will be donated locally to Save Our Shores in Santa Cruz.
About the Author
Katlin Bowman grew up near Youngstown, Ohio and received her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Wright State University in 2014. She is currently an oceanographer at the University of California in Santa Cruz and enjoys writing about science in her free time.