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The Future of Ice by Gretel Ehrlich
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Apr 07, 2012

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Read from July 22 to 29, 2012

NO SPOILERS!! The author takes on some of her travels around the world in some beautifully cold places - the Arctic, Wyoming, S. America, etc. During the story, she talks about the relationship humans have with cold, ice and snow and what those things can teach us. She spends a great deal of time pontificating about glaciers and what they can teach us about life, love, economics, etc. In addition, how humans are changing the environment through our own actions (global warming, climate change) and the detrimental effects we're having. She is definitely a proponent of man-made global warming. The majority of the book's writing is spent by the author pontificating and spiritualizing about the human condition and it's relationship to all things cold. This took me by surprise as I assumed the book would be more experiential based and science-related. Although the writing was excellent, insightful and thought-provoking, this wasn't the book I expected…thus the 3 stars. I think that if this is something you may be interested in, then this book is for you. BOTTOM LINE: I liked it but it wasn't what I expected.

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