Synopses & Reviews
“Nature writing of a very high order . . . a joyride for those who enjoy deep explorations of logic, human frailty and the laws of nature.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Bill Green’s] prose rings with the elemental clarity of the ice he knows so well.”—PEN committee citation
A classic of contemporary nature writing, this award-winning account of Antarctica is now available for the first time in paperback. A new introduction by the author emphasizes the ecological importance of the continent within the global warming crisis.
Bill Green is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been conducting research in Antarctica since 1968.
Awarded the coveted John Burroughs Medal in Nature Writing, a scientific and poetic journey into Antarctica.
About the Author
Bill Green made his first journey to Antarctica in 1968 to study the chemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valley lakes. He returns regularly to do research which has resulted in multiple articles on the biogeochemical processes at work in the primordial lakes of that continent. He is a professor of Interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.