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A book about the author’s journey in a ship around Finland and the frozen Bay of Bothnia and how he comes to understand something of the complexity and fragile beauty of ice, which he calls a near-miraculous substance. Book clubs often include this book in their book recommendations about global warming and the environment.
What makes this book stand out?
The book is very different from other books on this list. It concentrates on the beauty and the ferociousness of the ice.
Read it for
The author’s exploration of Finland’s history and character.
Don't read it for
The limited focus of the book might not appeal to the varied audience.