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Author Brunner, Bernd, 1964- author.

Title Winterlust : finding beauty in the fiercest season / Bernd Brunner ; translated by Mary Catherine Lawler ; foreword by Mark Kurlansky.

Publication Info. Vancouver ; Berkeley [California] : Greystone Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS San Rafael Branch Non-Fiction  New Shelf  508.2 BRU    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS San Rafael Branch On Order.
Description xiii, 262 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
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Note "Originally published in Germany by Verlag Galiani Berlin as Als die winter noch winter waren: geschichte einer jahreszeit"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-252) and index.
Summary A sweeping, beautiful survey of all things winter. Brunner masterfully does in words what resilient and adventurous people have done in their lives for centuries; he finds beauty in blizzards and ice and the crystallized enchantment of snow." -Dan Egan, Pulitzer finalist and author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes In Winterlust, a farmer painstakingly photographs five thousand snowflakes, each one dramatically different from the next. Indigenous peoples thrive on frozen terrain, where famous explorers perish. Icicles reach deep underwater, then explode. Rooms warmed by crackling fires fill with scents of cinnamon, cloves, and pine. Skis carve into powdery slopes, and iceboats traverse glacial lakes. This lovingly illustrated meditation on winter entwines the spectacular with the everyday, expertly capturing the essence of a beloved yet dangerous season, which is all the more precious in an era of climate change
Subject Winter -- History.
Seasons -- History.
Winter -- Folklore.
Added Author Lawler, Mary Catherine, translator.
Kurlansky, Mark, writer of foreword.
Added Title Als die Winter noch Winter waren. English
ISBN 9781771643528 (cloth) $24.95
1771643528 (cloth) $24.95
9781771643535 (epub)

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