The snow tourist
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Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.
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Non-Circulating Item
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9781582435206 (pbk.), 1582435200 (pbk.)
Physical Desc:
280 pages : ill. ; 21 cm.
Status:
Silverton Public Library - Nonfiction
551.97 ENG/PB
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Combining on-the-slopes experience with off-trail research, author 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. Along the way, he meets up with a flurry of fellow enthusiasts, from avalanche survivors and resort operators to climate scientists and champion skiers. English is obsessed with snow, and has collected for our enjoyment an amazing array of not-so-random facts about the hexagonal substance that fills the human imagination with wonder. In this "snow handbook," he describes how snow is created, how to build an igloo, how avalanches occur, and (more importantly) how to survive an avalanche. His glossary is filled with snow terms that will delight, such as "coulior," "hoarfrost," "firn," and "sastrugi." Fresh and fun and infused with the adrenaline of adventure, The Snow Tourist is a fascinating account of one man's pilgrimage through the world's blanketed fields, ice-capped rooftops, cozy igloos, and snow-covered mountain peaks.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-269) and index.
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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"--P. [4] of cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

English, C. (2008). The snow tourist. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

English, Charlie. 2008. The Snow Tourist. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

English, Charlie, The Snow Tourist. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2008.

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English, Charlie. The Snow Tourist. Berkeley, CA: Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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