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Below Freezing

Elegy for the Melting Planet
By Donald Anderson



Climate change is here. This book moves beyond misery and misunderstanding, taking a literary approach to the debate. Below Freezing is a unique assemblage of scientific fact, newspaper reports, and excerpts from novels, short stories, nonfiction, history, creative nonfiction, and poetry—a commonplace book for our era of altering climate. This polyphony of voices functions as an oratorio, shifting from chorus to solo and back to chorus. An unconventional and brilliant book, Below Freezing is both timely and pertinent—an original gaze at this melting ball we call home.

Contributor Bios
Donald Anderson is the director of the creative writing program at the US Air Force Academy. He is the author of Gathering Noise from My Life: A Camouflaged Memoir. He is also the editor, since 1989, of War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities.