Books The Flooded Earth Our Future in a World Without Ice Caps by Peter D. Ward Paperback, 261 pages, Basic Books, List Price: $16.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Flooded EarthSubtitleOur Future in a World Without Ice CapsAuthorPeter D. Ward Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary NASA astrobiologist Peter D. Ward delves into the future landscape of earth in the wake of the melting polar ice caps. Genres: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Flooded Earth New In Paperback Unknown Worlds: Dictatorship, The FBI And Our Flooded Future August 8, 2012 In fiction, Adam Johnson offers a view of life in North Korea under Kim Jong Il. In nonfiction, Ronald Kessler looks into the FBI's tactical operations teams, and Peter D. Ward explores the likely impact of our rapidly melting ice caps.