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15 September 2020
Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason's 'Letter to the Future', an extraordinary and moving eulogy for the lost Okjokull glacier, made global news and was shared by millions. Now he attempts to come to terms with the issues we all face in his new book On Time and Water. Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven't been seen for 50 million years. These are changes that will affect all life on earth.

Taking a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama, Magnason allows himself to be both personal and scientific. The result is an absorbing mixture of travel, history, science and philosophy.
By:   Andri Snaer Magnason
Translated by:   Lytton Smith
Imprint:   Profile
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   545g
ISBN:   9781788165518
ISBN 10:   1788165519
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andri Snaer Magnason, master storyteller and environmental activist, is one of Iceland's most celebrated writers. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize for fiction, children's fiction and non-fiction and his books have been translated into more than thirty languages. @AndriMagnason

Reviews for On Time and Water

Haunting ... But Andri Snaer Magnason's perspective on his country's environment is unique and compelling. -- Erica Wagner * Economist * Praise for The Casket of Time: 'The love child of Chomsky and Lewis Carroll.' -- Rebecca Solnit I loved this book so much - it is a cerebral tale, well told and unabashedly philosophical. It is dark, funny and grim. * The New York Times *

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