Books: The greatest adventurer you’ve never heard of

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It was an audacious youth that any globetrotter would envy: Lucas Bridges hunted wild bulls, pillaged abandoned shipwrecks and explored a once-unblemished Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of the Americas. In time, he would befriend the “savages” that Charles Darwin had sneered at from the H.M.S. Beagle. 
 
Meet E. Lucas Bridges, the greatest adventurer you’ve never heard of. 
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Glaciers in Chilean Patagonia tell a story of climate change

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Scientists are studying Chile’s Northern Patagonian Icefield
 
 
Slicing through the Andes mountains until they reach the saw-toothed fjords of southern Chile are a series of seventy glaciers that make up the Northern Patagonian Icefield—almost all of which are retreating. To understand their future, researchers are looking at their history to tease out how past climates affected these icy behemoths.
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Into the Patagonian steppe

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For me, the Patagonian steppe represents incredible beauty and the solitude I’ve longed for my entire life. Born an introverted soul, I find great joy in emptiness and get giddy about privacy. The steppe promises comfort and peace to me, offering up contemplation and quiet. But, as I discovered on a Sunday as we headed east toward a remote ranch where we’d been invited for an asado, it’s not all placid stillness out here. The steppe, like most of the modern world, is caught in transition. It’s a place in motion.
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Photo safari in the southern seas

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The cameras are the protagonists on this trip onboard the Forrest. It's eight days of navigating through the Patagonian and Fuegian channels, where each trip is different from the last. Changes in season, light, weather and even the groups' interests can make each trip unique. 

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Red tides and climate change in Tierra del Fuego

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Ushuaia sits at the edge of the world. Nestled on the largest island of the archipelago that makes up Tierra del Fuego—the southern tip of South America—the city has doubled in the last twenty years to 60,000 people. Urbanization, coupled with climate change, is having an adverse effect on the waters that permeate Tierra del Fuego and contaminating the shellfish that are a staple of the local diet.
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