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tundra
used in Oryx and Crake

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a vast treeless plain in the northern arctic regions where the subsoil is always frozen (between the ice cap and the tree line)
  • Still, as time went on and the coastal aquifers turned salty and the northern permafrost melted and the vast tundra bubbled with methane, and the drought in the midcontinental plains regions went on and on, and the Asian steppes turned to sand dunes, and meat became harder to come by, some people had their doubts.
    p. 24.1

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