Fifty Words for Snow – Nancy Campbell


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Snow. Every language has its own words for the feather-like flakes that come from the sky. In Japanese we find Yuki-onna – a ‘snow woman’ who drifts through the frosted land. In Icelandic falls Hundslappadrifa – ‘big as a dog’s paw’. And in Maori we meet Huka-rere – ‘one of the children of rain and wind’.

From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parks and desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into the meanings of fifty words for snow. Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snow crystals offers a whole world of myth and story.

  • Further Info

    Condition: New

    ISBN: 9781783964987

    Cover: Hardback

    Published: November 5, 2020

    Size: 203x140mm

    Page Count: 224p


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