Ice Rivers: A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity

Ice Rivers: A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

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Listening Length 6 hours and 28 minutes
Author Jemma Wadham
Narrator Jemma Wadham
Audible.ca Release Date September 07 2021
Publisher Princeton University Press
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B09BBSD8XM
Best Sellers Rank #154,374 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#982 in Environment (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,276 in Nature & Ecology (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,737 in Biographies of Professionals & Academics

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5.0 out of 5 stars An icy affair
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📝‘Ice Rivers is a memoir like no other ~ a passionate love letter, no less, to the glaciers that have been one woman’s obsession’, that is ~ PROFESSOR JEMMA WADHAM.

‘Ice Rivers’ is charted around the author’s personal life experiences, some of which are incredibly sad, but I love the style of writing that blends in with the technicalities of the subject, making the latter easier to digest, e.g.:

🧊 ‘...The fascinating thing about glacier ice is that it is not quite like the clear ice cube in your gin and tonic. ‘Glacier Blue’ has become almost a cliché in the paint-chart world ~ and yet its not always blue...’

Taken from an atmospheric paragraph that first sold it to me:

📝 ‘A riveting tale of icy landscapes on the point of irreversible change, and filled with stories of encounters with polar bears and survival in the wilds under the midnight sun...’

Split over 3 parts and subdivided into chapters, the ‘obsession’ begins in the Cairngorms and travels afar, with A GLACIAL GLOSSARY towards the back.

From AFTERWORD:

📝 ‘Every glacier that I have written about has shrunk during the 25 years that I have been studying them, to different degrees depending on how much the air and oceans around them are warming, and the character and circumstances of each individual glacier.’…

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