Vanishing Ice-9781839811081

Vanishing Ice

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By: Cameron, Iain
Format: Hardback
Published By: Vertebrate Graphics Ltd
Date of Publication: 02/09/2021
Pagination: 224 pages, Halftones, color
ISBN13\EAN\SKU: 9781839811081
Readership: General (US: Trade)
Dimensions in mm: 165 x 241 x 25
Weight in grams: 510
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Description: Iain Cameron is Britain's foremost expert on snow patches. He takes us on a tour of Britain which includes the Scottish Highlands, the Southern Uplands, the Lake District and Snowdonia, seeking isolated patches of snow which can linger into summer and beyond. The Vanishing Ice is a eulogy to snow, the mountains and the great outdoors.

There are few more beautiful places than Scotland's winter mountains.

But even when most of the snow has melted, isolated patches can linger well into summer and beyond.

In The Vanishing Ice, Iain Cameron chronicles these remarkable and little-seen relics of the Ice Age, describing how they have fascinated travellers and writers for hundreds of years, and reflecting on the impact of climate change. Iain was nine years old when snow patches first captured his imagination, and they have been inextricably bound with his life ever since.

He developed his expertise through correspondence (and close friendship) with research ecologist Dr Adam Watson, and is today Britain's foremost authority on this weather phenomenon. Iain takes us on a tour of Britain which includes the Scottish Highlands, the Southern Uplands, the Lake District and Snowdonia, seeking elusive patches of snow in wild and often inaccessible locations.

His adventures include a perilous climb in the Cairngorms with comedian Ed Byrne, and glorious days spent out on the hills with Andrew Cotter and his very good dogs, Olive and Mabel. Based on sound scientific evidence and personal observations, accompanied by stunning photography and wrapped in Iain's shining passion for the British landscape, The Vanishing Ice is a eulogy to snow, the mountains and the great outdoors.