How animals and people survive in the snow, glaciers and continental ice sheets, blizzards and avalanches, awesome hazzards of arctic and antartic exploration, cold weather culture. Through scientific reports, personal experience and interviews with experts in various fields - Kirk surveys the scope of snow's influence on our globe. An interesting immersion into the world of snow! Was $17.95, now only $8.00. While supply lasts.
"Try to describe snow, and immediately there arises a question of context. Shall it be the snow that falls as a veil and gently closes a household in upon itself, or the snow that streaks slantwise past the window and blows along the ground, blurring the surface and obscuring even the most familiar landmarks? The snow that to hydrologists is the near-perfect water storage system, or the sort that gives small boys ammunition for snowball fights? The snow used by Eskimos (and also by the US Army in Greenland) as a building material, or that which becomes the headache of highway maintenance men?" So begins Ruth Kirk is her fascinating study of SNOW. This is a unique and comprehensive book, offered at a great price for a limited time.