On Time and Water

Andri Snaer Magnason, translated by Lytton Smith
AUD $34.99
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A unique approach to climate change that recalls W. G. Sebald.

Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason's 'Letter to the Future', an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjokull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions. Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we all face in his new book On Time and Water. Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven't been seen for 50 million years. These are changes that will affect all life on earth.

Taking a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama, Magnason allows himself to be both personal and scientific. The result is an absorbing mixture of travel, history, science and philosophy.

Author bio:

Andri Snaer Magnason, master storyteller and environmental activist, is one of Iceland's most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children's fiction and non-fiction and his books have been translated into more than thirty languages. @AndriMagnason

Category: Popular science
ISBN: 9781788165518
Publisher: Profile Books
Imprint: Serpents Tail
Pub Date: September 2020
Page Extent: 336
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: The environment