While Glaciers Slept

Publisher: Green Writers Press

While Glaciers Slept weaves together the parallel stories of what happens when the climates of a family and a planet change. M Jackson, a noted scientist and National Geographic Expert, reveals how these events are deeply intertwined, and how the deterioration of her parents’ health was as devastating as the inexorable changing of Earth’s climate.  Jackson poses a stark question: if losing one’s parents is so devastating, how can we survive the destruction of the planet that sustains us?  Jackson draws both literal and metaphorical parallels between the degradation of the climate and her parents’ struggles with cancer.  Nonetheless, Jackson shows that even in the darkest of times we cannot lose hope. Jackson guides us to solar, wind, and geothermal solutions, bringing us along on her expeditions to research climate change and to educate people about how to stop it. Scientists are continually looking for better ways to translate hard science into human language and that is precisely what this book does.  While Glaciers Slept shows us that the story of one family can be the story of one planet, and that climate change has a human face. Climate change, she convinces us, is not just about science—it is also about the audacity of human courage and imagination.

About M Jackson of Eatonville, WA



M Jackson is an adventurer and environmental educator pursuing a doctorate in geography and Earth science at the University of Oregon, where she is researching glaciers and climate change in the Arctic. A veteran U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Turkey and Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia, M holds a Masters of Science degree from the University of Montana, where she focused on climate change and Alaskan glaciers. She currently is an Arctic Expert for National Geographic Expeditions and is at work on her second book. 




About Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. He is founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement. The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities; Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was "probably America's most important environmentalist." A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern.

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E-Book 9780990973331 0990973336 2017-02-17 0 0.00 x 0.00 x 0.00 in $14.99
Paperback 9780996897334 099689733X 2018-02-12 232 0.00 x 5.50 x 8.50 in $19.95
Hardcover 9780996087261 0996087265 2015-08-21 236 0.00 x 5.51 x 8.84 in $24.95
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