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As the planet warms due to greenhouse gas emissions, winter as we know it is disappearing. In the last fifty years, the Northern Hemisphere lost a million square miles of spring snowpack and in the US alone, snow cover has been reduced by 15-30%. On average, winter has shrunk by a month in most northern latitudes.

In this deeply researched and adventure-filled book, journalist Porter Fox travels along the edge of the Northern Hemisphere’s snow line to track the scope of this drastic change, and ultimately, predict what the future of winter-or lack thereof-will look like.

This original research will be animated by five harrowing and illuminating journeys- each grounded by interviews with idiosyncratic, charismatic experts in their respective fields and Fox’s own narrative of growing up on a remote island in Northern Maine.

Timely, atmospheric, and expertly investigated, THE LAST WINTER will showcase like never before the true cost of climate change.

(P) 2021 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Reviews

deeply researched, beautifully written, adventure-filled book
Traveller magazine
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 .
Donovan Hohn, author of MOBY-DUCK AND THE INNER COAST
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.
Nathaniel Rich, author of LOSING EARTH
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.
William Finnegan, author of BARBARIAN DAYS
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 .
Tom Bissell, author of APOSTLE