The Antarctica is slowly getting green, a huge industrial project tries to safe the remaining western ice sheet from melting away because that would mean the next disaster for the drowning shore cities. Some mysterious stones with Elvish runes and funny inscripts appear all over the places. Helicopter pilot Mike visits them all.
A Kim Stanley Robinsonish scientific infodumping shouldn’t scare you away if you want to like the story. Zero action combined with beautiful landscape.