Author(s): Klaus Dodds
"Transform[s] ice from frozen water into something remarkable: a substance always on the edge of our understanding. Once the instability of ice made it something to be claimed and conquered; today, however, this quality is inextricable from human interference. 'The tone of the conversation' about ice, Dodds writes, has been imbued with 'a profound sense of loss.' With the disappearance of ice comes the loss of cultures and languages that have evolved to express its complexity."
- Times Literary Supplement (JC BookGrocer)