Our Vanishing Glaciers
The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West
Written by one of the most respected experts in water and water-associated climate science and featuring photography collected over the past four decades, Our Vanishing Glaciers explains and illustrates why water is such a unique substance and how it makes life on this planet possible. Citing evidence to suggest that in the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks alone, as many as 300 glaciers may have disappeared since 1920, this large-format book serves as a profound testament to the beauty and importance of western Canada’s water, ice, and snow.
- Winner, Lane Anderson Award 2017
Our Vanishing Glaciers is an informed and compelling siren call book, framed in an aesthetic yet judicious manner, and should be standard reading for Canadians (and others, of course) concerned with the future of the climate, water, glaciers, icefields and the place of humanity in such a delicate yet real changing world.- Ron Dart, Clarion Journal of Spirituality and Justice
"In an era where climate change feels unavoidable. ..Our Vanishing Glaciers: The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West offers some much needed hope. "- Rocky Mountain Outlook
"We need to take a collective possession of our vanishing glaciers if we are to turn things around. No matter that we are late to the game, Sandford’s book imparts knowledge and inspiration to help us begin the process. "- Crowfoot Media
"Our Vanishing Glaciers is an informed and compelling siren, framed in an aesthetic yet judicious manner, and should be standard reading for Canadians concerned with the future of the mountain climate and the place of humanity in such a delicate yet real changing world. "- Canadian Alpine Journal