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The snow tourist : a search for the world's purest, deepest snowfall

Author: Charlie English
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining on-the-slopes experience with off-trail research, Charlie English follows in the footsteps of the Romantic poets across the Alps, learns how to build igloos with the Inuit on Baffin Island, examines snow patches in the Cairngorms to detect signs of global warming, and tests his mettle on some of the most perilous peaks on Earth"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie English
ISBN: 9781582435206 1582435200
OCLC Number: 318421729
Description: 280 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Snow and happiness : London --
A night out with Billy : Iqaluit, Qikiqtarjuaq --
Reflections on the six-cornered snowflake : Jericho, Vermont --
Snow falls on Gotham : Syracuse, Buffalo, New York --
Playing with gravity : Chamonix, Argentière, Wildstrubel --
An evil element : Lewes --
Territory of the mind : Valdez, Thompson Pass --
The art of winter : Vienna, London --
A short walk in paradise : Rainier, Seattle, Glacier --
The last snow in Scotland : Aviemore, Cairn Gorm, Garbh Choire Mor --
It will be spring soon : London --
A snow handbook.
Responsibility: Charlie English.

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"Combining on-the-slopes experience with off-trail research, Charlie English follows in the footsteps of the Romantic poets across the Alps, learns how to build igloos with the Inuit on Baffin Island, examines snow patches in the Cairngorms to detect signs of global warming, and tests his mettle on some of the most perilous peaks on Earth"--Page 4 of cover.

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