Winter by Adam Gopnik

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...Gopnik's book is impressively informative and argued with intellectual suppleness – plus, he gives Britain its due for the invention of central heating.
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A taste for winter, a love of winter — “a mind for winter” — is for many a part of the modern human condition. International bestselling author Adam Gopnik does for this storied season what he did for the City of Light in the New York Times bestseller Paris to the Moon. Here he tells the story of winter in five parts: Romantic Winter, Radical Winter, Recuperative Winter, Recreational Winter, and Remembering Winter. In this stunningly beautiful meditation, Gopnik touches on a kaleidoscope of subjects, from the German romantic landscape to the politics of polar exploration to the science of ice. And in the end, he pays homage to what could be a lost season — and thus, a lost collective cultural history — due to the threat of global warming. Through delicate, enchanting, and intricate narrative detail, buoyed by his trademark gentle wit, Gopnik draws us into another magical world and makes us look at it anew.

 

About Adam Gopnik

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Author of the beloved best seller Paris to the Moon, Adam Gopnik has been writing for The New Yorker since 1986. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Reviews and Criticism and of the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.
 
Published August 24, 2011 by House of Anansi Press. 274 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Sophia Martelli on Nov 16 2013

...Gopnik's book is impressively informative and argued with intellectual suppleness – plus, he gives Britain its due for the invention of central heating.

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Reviewed by Tim Adams on Nov 17 2012

Adam Gopnik's love letter to the snowy season makes a perfect fireside companion.

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