A World without Ice
The book starts with three chapters which consider what we know about ice, including ice ages, polar exploration, and the science of ice. The next three chapters are about global warming, with a description of past warming episodes and a discussion of how the present warming is caused by human activities. Pollack then looks at the recent melting of ice at the poles and the shrinking of mountain glaciers. The final chapter examines what our options are in dealing with the problem of global warming.
The book covers a wide range of topics, and I think that this let it down. I would have liked a book which went deeper into the subject indicated by the title, which is clearly one that deserves looking into, but I felt that this one wandered around too much. If you're looking for a general introduction into the nature of global warming then this book might suit you, but for something more specific I would look elsewhere.