Falling for Snow: A Naturalist's Journey Into the World of Winter

ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist Nature Books, 2003Alberta Book Cover Design of the Year NomineeIn this spirited mix of humor, science and adventure, naturalist Jamie Bastedo takes you on an uncommon romp through snow Share in the quest of early snow scientists to unravel snow s many riddles Meet a madcap balloonist who risked it all to inspect snowstorms fivForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist Nature Books, 2003Alberta Book Cover Design of the Year NomineeIn this spirited mix of humor, science and adventure, naturalist Jamie Bastedo takes you on an uncommon romp through snow Share in the quest of early snow scientists to unravel snow s many riddles Meet a madcap balloonist who risked it all to inspect snowstorms five miles up.Join snow ecologists as they gauge the importance of snow in shaping the lives of plants and animals.Pull your hair out with urban leaders, road crews, and train engineers as they do battle with paralyzing piles of snow.Discover the imprint of snow on native languages and some of our best art and literature.Explore the outer limits of snow based recreation.And follow in Bastedo s foot, ski and snowshoe tracks as he guides you across creaking glaciers, through hushed evergreen forests and over frozen arctic seas in a playful exploration of the many facets and meanings of snow.As inspirational as it is informative, this light hearted book will appeal to anyone with even the slightest curiosity about that white stuff you will never again call plain old snow.
Falling for Snow A Naturalist s Journey Into the World of Winter ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist Nature Books Alberta Book Cover Design of the Year NomineeIn this spirited mix of humor science and adventure naturalist Jamie Bastedo takes you on a

  • Title: Falling for Snow: A Naturalist's Journey Into the World of Winter
  • Author: Jamie Bastedo Arthur Black
  • ISBN: 9780889952652
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Falling for Snow: A Naturalist's Journey Into the World of Winter”

    1. Just as the snow is melting away here in indiana I finish Falling for Snow. It's really a sort of love story between Jamie and winter. Not in a weird way, but in a I-know-how-to-express-my-love-for-winter way. He hits science, history, literature, living in snow, snow sports. It makes me miss snowboarding terribly. He had a style of writing that took me a chapter to digest, but by the end I was hoping the pages wouldn't stop.

    2. This is the type of book I can put down and pick up again easily - there are a lot of interesting facts and stories but there isn't a lot of connection between the chapters (other than the main focus being snow). I enjoyed most of it, although I did find the scientific information more interesting than the literary references.

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