Below Freezing: Elegy for the Melting Planet
“I don’t know of any book quite like this one. Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams is a distant relative.”
—Robert Morgan, author of Gap Creek: A Novel
“The story of ice has made our blood run cold for centuries. This ‘collage’ of inspiration and allusion defrosts its beauty and its danger without ever melting its incredible enchantment.”
—Aritha van Herk, author of Restlessness: A Novel
Listed among “The Best Books About Climate Change of 2018” [link]
—Chicago Review of Books
"This collage of scientific fact, newspaper reports and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction and poetry, is both absorbing and informative. Anderson tackles the beauty and dangers of the cold, as well as the alarming rate at which our planet is warming in a meditated way that feels as serene as the conditions it explores."