“Nature writing of a very high order . . . a joyride for those who enjoy deep explorations of logic, human frailty and
the laws of nature.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Bill Green’s] prose rings with the elemental clarity of the ice he knows so well.”—PEN committee citation
A classic of contemporary nature writing, this award-winning account of Antarctica is now available for the first time
in paperback. A new introduction by the author emphasizes the ecological importance of the continent within the global
Bill Green is a professor of interdisciplinary studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He has been conducting
research in Antarctica since 1968.