Catalogue

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations.

Ice : great moments in the history of hard, cold water /
Karal Ann Marling.
imprint
St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, c2008.
description
216 p. : ill.
ISBN
0873516281 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780873516280 (cloth : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
St. Paul, MN : Borealis Books, c2008.
isbn
0873516281 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780873516280 (cloth : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6728636
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Reviews
This item was reviewed in:
Booklist, October 2008
To find out how to look for other reviews, please see our guides to finding book reviews in the Sciences or Social Sciences and Humanities.
Summaries
Main Description
"Put your mittens on; you'll freeze to death!" admonish the world's grandmothers as the temperature plummets. No doubt the Arctic explorers -- today in their GORE-TEX, historically in their woolens -- needed no such instruction. Icy climes bring with them the dangers of frostbite, but also the poetic beauty of glaciers and ice shelves, of ice palaces and aurora borealis. Karal Ann Marling explores these topics and more as she considers the history of "hard, cold water". What better place to start than with dessert? The pleasure of ice cream on a hot day has been known since the sixteenth century, although it wasn't until a few hundred years later that reliable refrigeration made the treat readily available. Marling expands her icy explorations to the realm of fiction -- the ice crossing in Uncle Tom's Cabin, the frozen wasteland of Frankenstein -- and to the movies and Broadway. Cities vie for tourists by building shimmering ice palaces to celebrate winter; explorers compete to reach the poles, and not all live to tell the story. The study of ice by a true aficionado yields fascinating insights and may just inspire readers to embrace winter -- or to make their way to the nearest ice cream shop.
Main Description
"Put your mittens on; you'll freeze to death!" admonish the world's grandmothers as the temperature plummets. No doubt the Arctic explorers--today in their GORE-TEX, historically in their woolens--needed no such instruction. Icy climes bring with them the dangers of frostbite, but also the poetic beauty of glaciers and ice shelves, of ice palaces and aurora borealis. Karal Ann Marling explores these topics and more as she considers the history of "hard, cold water." What better place to start than with dessert? The pleasure of ice cream on a hot day has been known since the sixteenth century, although it wasn't until a few hundred years later that reliable refrigeration made the treat readily available. Marling expands her icy explorations to the realm of fiction--the ice crossing inUncle Tom's Cabin,the frozen wasteland ofFrankenstein--and to the movies and Broadway. Cities vie for tourists by building shimmering ice palaces to celebrate winter; explorers compete to reach the poles, and not all live to tell the story. The study of ice by a true aficionado yields fascinating insights and may just inspire readers to embrace winter-or to make their way to the nearest ice cream shop. Karal Ann Marlingis a professor emerita of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author, most recently, ofMerry Christmas!: Celebrating America's Greatest HolidayandIllusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland.
Main Description
"Put your mittens on; you'll freeze to death!" admonish the world's grandmothers as the temperature plummets. No doubt the Arctic explorers--today in their GORE-TEX, historically in their woolens--needed no such instruction. Icy climes bring with them the dangers of frostbite, but also the poetic beauty of glaciers and ice shelves, of ice palaces and aurora borealis. Karal Ann Marling explores these topics and more as she considers the history of "hard, cold water." What better place to start than with dessert? The pleasure of ice cream on a hot day has been known since the sixteenth century, although it wasn't until a few hundred years later that reliable refrigeration made the treat readily available. Marling expands her icy explorations to the realm of fiction--the ice crossing inUncle Tom's Cabin,the frozen wasteland ofFrankenstein--and to the movies and Broadway. Cities vie for tourists by building shimmering ice palaces to celebrate winter; explorers compete to reach the poles, and not all live to tell the story. The study of ice by a true aficionado yields fascinating insights and may just inspire readers to embrace winter-or to make their way to the nearest ice cream shop.Karal Ann Marlingis a professor emerita of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author, most recently, ofMerry Christmas!: Celebrating America's Greatest HolidayandIllusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland.
Main Description
"Put your mittens on; you'll freeze to death!" admonish the world's grandmothers as the temperature plummets. No doubt the Arctic explorers--today in their GORE-TEX, historically in their woolens--needed no such instruction. Icy climes bring with them the dangers of frostbite, but also the poetic beauty of glaciers and ice shelves, of ice palaces and aurora borealis. Karal Ann Marling explores these topics and more as she considers the history of "hard, cold water." What better place to start than with dessert? The pleasure of ice cream on a hot day has been known since the sixteenth century, although it wasn't until a few hundred years later that reliable refrigeration made the treat readily available. Marling expands her icy explorations to the realm of fiction--the ice crossing in Uncle Tom's Cabin, the frozen wasteland of Frankenstein --and to the movies and Broadway. Cities vie for tourists by building shimmering ice palaces to celebrate winter; explorers compete to reach the poles, and not all live to tell the story. The study of ice by a true aficionado yields fascinating insights and may just inspire readers to embrace winter-or to make their way to the nearest ice cream shop. Karal Ann Marling is a professor emerita of art history and American studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author, most recently, of Merry Christmas!: Celebrating America's Greatest Holiday and Illusions of Eden: Visions of the American Heartland.
Table of Contents
Breaking the Icep. 3
Ice Sweet Icep. 7
Over the Icep. 25
Romantic Icep. 45
Ice Made, Ice Found, Ice Soldp. 69
Ice Castlesp. 93
Icebergsp. 117
Exhibiting Ice and Ice Peoplep. 139
Holes in the Icep. 159
Icy Fingers Up and Down My Spinep. 183
Thank You!p. 195
A Very Short Ice Glossaryp. 196
Selected Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 207
Illustration Creditsp. 215
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

This information is provided by a service that aggregates data from review sources and other sources that are often consulted by libraries, and readers. The University does not edit this information and merely includes it as a convenience for users. It does not warrant that reviews are accurate. As with any review users should approach reviews critically and where deemed necessary should consult multiple review sources. Any concerns or questions about particular reviews should be directed to the reviewer and/or publisher.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem