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1780724071
Paperback:The secret life of snow; the science and the stories behind nature's greatest wonder:2019 The secret life of snow; the science and the stories behind nature's greatest wonder
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Author: Whittell
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 551.578
Publisher: Short Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781780724072
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How many snowflakes does it take to build a snowman? Where is the snowiest place on Earth? When will the last snowflake fall? Snow has a lot in common with religion. It comes from heaven. It changes everything. It creates an alternative reality and brings on irrational behaviour in humans. But unlike most religions, snow has never had a bible, until now. Giles Whittell, a passionate snow enthusiast, takes the reader on a quest through centuries and continents to reveal the wonders of snow. Along the way he uncovers the mysteries of snow crystal morphology, why avalanches happen, how snow saved a British prime minister's life, and the terrifying truth about the opening ceremony of the 1960 winter Olympics. 'The Secret Life of Snow' is the next best thing to a white Christmas, an anthropology and travelogue for everyone from ski addicts to the millions of people who have never even seen it.
Additional information: 320 pages, 20 cm
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