This book is specifically about these fifty words for snow and as such are easily digestible before falling asleep, or that was the plan.
I started this at 7:30am and had finished it by 12:30pm today, each chapter was so compelling and made you want more and more.
Each small chapter is preceded by a photograph of a snowflake by Wilson Bentley, the first known photographer of snowflakes setting us up perfectly for a snippet of information.
This information is from all around the world New Guinea, Patagonia, Ethiopia, Turkey, Latvia, and more, starting with a word in the highlighted language and then a small passage with information that could be culturally significant, explore the areas natural history, literary history, and its myth making.
Every passage opens up a language an culture in a compassionate manner and looks at what may be happening in that culture/land now with climate changes that are occurring now and what this may mean for the future.
A really interesting read that had me looking for more information on certain cultures and languages.
You can always email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions.