The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers

The Montana House is pleased to host another Look Listen and Learn event with Christopher White, author of “The Melting World”. He will talk about and read selections from his recently published book, and also sign copies. His talk will begin at 7pm at the Montana House in Apgar Village.

In “The Melting World” Christopher writes of tracking two ecologists, Dan Fagre and Clint Muhlfeld, and their U.S. Geological Survey teams into the high peaks as they take the pulse of Glacier National Park’s glaciers, snowfields, and the watersheds below. Employing sophisticated technology and data from the field, they forecast the future of the Crown of the Continent. The verdict: The remaining ice may vanish in a few decades and alter the high elevation ecosystems of the Rocky Mountains. The New York Times Book Review wrote: “In THE MELTING WORLD, a moving story emerges. It’s a fascinating outdoor adventure, an illuminating look into the science of a melting mountain—and a fresh warning that the warming world is already here.”

Christopher is a science writer and journalist, specializing in narrative nonfiction. He has written four books, including “The Melting World: A Journey Across America’s Vanishing Glaciers”. He has written for publications ranging from Audubon to The Baltimore Sun and National Geographic. Formerly, he worked on fisheries and endangered species issues for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. He has a degree in biology from Princeton University and an appetite for mountaineering, sailing, and diving. Chris lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The presentation at the Montana House will begin at 7 pm with time for questions and a reception to follow. The event is open to the public without charge, but seating is limited, so reservations are needed. Please call (406) 888-5393 or email: 1960mthouse@qwestoffice.net for additional information and to reserve your seat.

Hans and Toni Jungster established the Montana House Regional Craft Shop in 1960 in Apgar Village, just inside Glacier National Park. Their daughter Monica and staff continue to carry on their mission: to celebrate and promote the creativity of Montanan and Native American artists and craftsmen for our mutual benefit. The Montana House has been a long time avid supporter of Glacier National Park. The shop is open all year.

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