Of Ice and Men: How We've Used Cold to Transform Humanity


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$27.95  $25.99
Pegasus Books
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5.86 X 8.51 X 1.02 inches | 0.79 pounds

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About the Author

Fred Hogge is a historian and film-maker who has long been in the business of storytelling. As a ghost-writer he has collaborated on books ranging from the history of cocktails to how the ancient Chinese art of Wing Tsun can be applied to modern businesses such as Penguin Random House and Hachette. Fred is British by birth and lives in Thailand.


"Fire and ice may be polar opposites, but each has shaped human history and impacts our daily lives. In Of Ice and Men, Fred Hogge harnesses both the importance of ice and its role from the cardiovascular to the chalets and slopes of Chamonix, and the ominous impact of rapidly losing ice globally. That he does so with both the empirical and anecdotal, insight and humor, will keep the reader turning page after page."--Douglas Heye
"[Of Ice and Men] is funny and quirky and full of well-told stories. Hogge, a gifted storyteller, brings many subjects to cinematic life. He ties the book up beautifully, with a detailed, well-explained chapter on climate change. This book will amuse and inform you."--Mark Kurlansky, The New York Times Book Review
"A fascinating history of an important and timely subject that we have taken for granted for too long."--Stanley Tucci, American actor and filmmaker
"In his first book written under his own name, [Fred] Hogge gives ice its due in this fascinating natural history. Hogge writes with wit and flair, bringing natural history alive in a way that will have great appeal for those who enjoy the work of Mary Roach and Bill Bryson."-- "Booklist, starred review"
"[Fred] Hogge makes his solo debut with an illuminating and wide-ranging look at one of humanity's most overlooked natural resources: ice. Hogge gathers an impressive collection of arcana. This sparkling history informs and entertains."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Hogge makes many fascinating points and digressions in this casual history about applications of cold." -- "--Library Journal"