deeply researched, beautifully written, adventure-filled book
Before the snowpack vanishes and the glaciers melt away, The Last Winter takes us on a tour of all we are poised to lose - the beauties and elations and wonders, both natural and human, to be found in frigid latitudes and altitudes. Fox writes perceptively and knowledgably but also lovingly about the places and people he encounters along the way .
As winter vanishes, so do the many cultures forged by glacier, ice floe, and permafrost. Porter Fox has written an imaginative and deeply personal travelogue that reveals how climate change is not only a threat to our future, but a threat to our past.
The importance of ice was not as clear to me as it should have been. It is now. This is a rousing, literate, multi-continental tour of the cryosphere. Check it out: the end of winter, if we fail to prevent it, will be the end of the world as we know it.
The Last Winter is poised to become a landmark text in climate change literature. It ' s filled with often gorgeous prose and fascinating, indelible characters who seem to have gone AWOL from a Paul Theroux or Peter Mathiessen novel. Riveting, unforgettable, and important .