The Melting World
A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers
St. Martin's Press
Into the Cirque
Straddling a bright blue crevasse, Dan Fagre stands alone, dwarfed by the ice before him. It stretches for a quarter mile—nearly half a kilometer—in every direction. But the freeze is turning...
Praise for The Melting World
“An act of witness to a disappearing world, and an implicit call to action to save what we can, this book is a great gift to us all!” —Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey: The Making of an Unlikely Activist
“The Melting World is both a hymn of praise and a requiem for the passing beauty of alpine snowfields. In the tradition of John McPhee and Norman Maclean, Christopher White chronicles the men and women racing against climate change to understand the mysteries of the frozen world, even as it inexorably disappears from view. Rich in vivid detail and lovely prose, White's gorgeous and heartbreaking book will appeal to adventurers and scientists and anyone else who cares for our beloved planet.” —McKay Jenkins, author of The White Death: Tragedy and Heroism in an Avalanche Zone