Fifty Words for Snow
Snow. Every language has its own words for thefeather-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 - 'oneof the children of rain and wind'. From mountain tops and frozen seas to city parksand desert hills, writer and Arctic traveller Nancy Campbell digs deep into themeanings of fifty words for snow.
Under her gaze, each of these linguistic snowcrystals offers a whole world of myth and story.
Published 05/11/2020 in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 224 pages