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

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ISBN-10: 0889952655

ISBN-13: 9780889952652

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jamie Bastedo, Arthur Black

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In 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…    
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Trifolium Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Jamie Bastedo's work is all about taking science to the streets. Well established as a popular science writer he writes to inform and inspire, telling a "story of place." He also has written over 30 natural history features in magazines, including Up Here, Backpacker, and Winter Living. When not out on the land, he hangs his hat in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

One of only two living writers to have won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour three times, Arthur Black is one of Canada's bestknown humorists. A former host of the CBC radio program, Basic Black, and the author of a syndicated newspaper column, Black is now permanentlytransplanted to Salt Spring Island, BC.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction: Notes From a Snowhouse
Stalking Snow
Glimpsing Goliath
Riding Clarence
Under the Giant's Toe
Being Snow
Entering the Treasure House
Growing Riddles in the Sky
Redeeming Plain Old Snow
Odyssey of a Snow Crystal
Living Snow
Signals in the Snow
Living Underfoot
Flea Circus
Indigo Worms and Watermelon Snow
Upper-Crust Chionophiles
Beware the Disappearing Gift
Thinking Snow
Drifts in the Mind
Plunging into Winter
Shroud of Darkness and Death
Braving the Storm
Many-Splendored Snow
At Home in the Snow
Inner Tracks and Trails
Melting into Spring
Confronting Snow
Snowed Under by Progress
Hogtown Crumbles under Snow
Blizzards on the Civilized Fringe
The Technical Fix
The Mental Fix
Snow's Final Punch
Playing In Snow
My Life as a Skier
Go Fly a Kite
On Velvet Shoes
Slip Sliding Away
Epilogue: Seeing Snow
How to Build a Quinzhee Snowhouse
Bibliography
Endnotes