Ice: Nature and Culture

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Ice provides a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural, natural, and geopolitical history of this most slippery of subjects. Beyond Earth, ice has been found on other planets, moons, and meteors—and scientists even think that ice-rich asteroids played a pivotal role in bringing water to our blue home. But our outlook need not be cosmic to see ice’s importance. Here today and gone tomorrow in many parts of the temperate world, ice is a perennial feature of polar and mountainous regions, where it has long shaped human culture. But as climates change, ice caps and glaciers melt, and waters rise, more than ever this frozen force touches at the core of who we are.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon and Chicago
PublisherReaktion Books
Number of pages224
ISBN (Print)9781780239057
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameEarth Series
PublisherReaktion/University of Chicago Press


  • Ice
  • Nature
  • Culture
  • materiality
  • geopolitics
  • science
  • exploration
  • indigenous

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