50 Words For Snow

Nancy Campbell

£12.99

An enchanting look at what snow means to cultures around the world

Hardback

Nature & Environment > Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781783964987

Published November 2020

224 pages

Description

Every language has its own words for the feather-like flakes that come from the sky. In Japanese we find Yuki-onna – a ‘snow woman’ who drifts through the frosted land. In Icelandic falls Hundslappadrifa – ‘big as a dog’s paw’. And in Maori we meet Huka-rere – ‘one of the children of rain and wind’.

From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story.

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Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 25 × 17 × 8 cm