Montana Book Events, June 2014

Homecoming Book Event, GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA, June 26, 2014


Join author Christopher White for a special presentation on THE MELTING WORLD at Glacier National Park’s Headquarters (Community Building) in West Glacier, Montana, on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 12 to 1 PM.


THE MELTING WORLD: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers


When author Christopher White first hiked around Glacier National Park in 1976, no one had heard of global warming. The Park boasted 37 pristine alpine glaciers. He imagined them lasting for centuries. Since then, Chris spent five years (2008-2013) exploring the fate of mountain glaciers in the Rockies and around the world. In Glacier National Park, out of those 37 only 25 glaciers remain. Forecasts suggest these last icefields will vanish in ten year’s time, with cascading impacts to wildlife and forests downstream. This intimate event with Chris features excerpts from his book, The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers, and tales of his personal journey to document the impact of America’s vanishing ice.


Christopher White is a science writer and journalist, specializing in narrative nonfiction. He has written four books, including Skipjack: The Story of America’s Last Sailing Oystermen, and has written for publications ranging from The Baltimore Sun to National Geographic. Chris has a degree in biology from Princeton University and an appetite for mountaineering, with ascents on three continents. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.