Fifty Words for Snow

Nancy Campbell (Author)
Available

Description

----

'A delightful compendium that brings together language, culture and adventure through frozen landscapes as it shares the meanings behind 50 words for snow, gathered from around the globe.' - The Herald , Christmas Books 2020

----
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.
----


Product Details

Price
£12.99  £12.08
Publisher
Elliott & Thompson Limited
Publish Date
5 November 2020
Language
English
Type
Hardback
EAN/UPC
9781783964987
BIC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an affiliate