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The Snow Tourist (Paperback)
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The Snow Tourist (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/10/2009
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In this unique book, part eulogy, part history, part travelogue, Charlie English goes in search of the best snow on the planet. Along the way he explains the extraordinary hold this commonplace phenomenon has over us, and reveals the ongoing drama of our relationship with it. Combining on-the-slopes experience with off-piste research, Charlie English's journey begins with the magical moment when his two-year old son sees snow for the first time, before setting off in the footsteps of the Romantic poets over the Alps, following the sled-tracks of the Inuit across Greenland, and meeting up with a flurry of fellow enthusiasts, from snow-making scientists in Japan and global warming experts at Caltech to plough drivers in Alaska. This is a book for anyone who reaches for their mittens at the sight of the first flake.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781846270642
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm

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“Ok, but not exceptional”

Charlie English has a think about snow, so much so that he decides to visit places all around the world to see which has the most perfect snow.

His travels take him from Alaska to Scotland, Vienna to Vermont. Some... More

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17th February 2014
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