The Farewell Glacier

The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic.

Author: Nick Drake

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited

ISBN: 1852249331

Category: Poetry

Page: 63

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The poems in The Farewell Glacier grew out of a journey to the High Arctic. In late 2010 Nick Drake sailed around Svalbad, an archipelago of islands 500 miles north of Norway, with Cape Farewell, the arts climate change organisation. It was the end of the Arctic summer. The sun took eight hours to set. When the sky briefly darkened, the Great Bear turned about their heads as it had for Pythias the Greek, the first European known to have explored this far north. Sailing as close as possible to the vast glaciers that dominate the islands, they saw polar bear prints on pieces of pack ice the size of trucks. And they tried to understand the effects of climate change on the ecosystem of this most crucial and magnificent part of the world. Nick Drake's new collection gathers together voices from across the Arctic past - explorers, whalers, mapmakers, scientists, financiers, the famous and the forgotten - as well as attempting to give voice to the confronting mysteries of the high Arctic: the animal spirits, the shape-shifters and the powers of ice and tundra. It looks into the future, to the year 2100, when this glorious winter Eden will have vanished forever. Many of the poems from The Farewell Glacier were included in the ground-breaking High Arctic exhibition, installed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich from July 2011 to January 2012, which received substantial national publicity, including a feature on BBC Radio 4's Front Row and national press reviews. 'A scintillating collection of poems...;a mastery of form and tone, and a simple, uncontrived unravelling of emotional and psychological complexities...; If you care about words; if you care about the impossibility but the nobility of trying to express the ineffable in language that is accessible but that stuns, then haunts you, buy this book' - Lloyd Rees, Envoi 'Subtle, funny and tremendously moving. He has an eye for the small detail as well as the big picture. These poems brilliantly evoke time and place' - Jackie Kay

Ernest Hemingway s A Farewell to Arms

... 164).9 Both “Paris 1922” and the first chapter of A Farewell to Arms represent Hemingway's wider aesthetic on the ... The waterfall descending from the glacier looks solid, then appears to be moving—as though shifting between still ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791096246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 244

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Presents a collection of essays by leading academic critics on the structure, characters, and themes of the novel.

A Farewell to Ice

The second factor was a rise due to water entering the ocean from land sources, and the main land sources were subpolar glaciers – the Alps, the Himalayas, the glaciers of Alaska and Chile and Norway, and even the few high‐altitude ...

Author: P. Wadhams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190691158

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Ice, the magic crystal -- A brief history of ice on planet Earth -- The modern cycle of ice ages -- The greenhouse effect -- Sea ice meltback begins -- The future of Arctic sea ice the death spiral -- The accelerating effects of Arctic feedbacks -- Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making -- Strange weather -- The secret life of chimneys -- What's happening to the Antarctic? -- The state of the planet -- A call to arms

The Farewell Oration of J B G in Exeter Hall

... the Glacier de Boisson , the Mer de Glâce , the Glacier de Taconai , the Glacier d'Argenterre , hill upon hill . The sight was magnificent . The guide wished me to look down a steep place ; he desired me to go on my hands and knees ...

Author: John Bartholomew GOUGH


ISBN: BL:A0017935224



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Poetry in Pedagogy

Glacial examples include Lynne Wycherley's 'The Bøya Glacier' (Abbs 2002: 73) and Alyson Hallett's 'Erratic' (2007). Nick Drake's 'The Farewell Glacier' (2012) too is an evocation of Svalbard's exploration rather than an explanation of ...

Author: Dean A. F. Gui

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000344646

Category: Education

Page: 226

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The essays compiled in Poetry in Pedagogy: Intersections Across and Between the Disciplines offer praxes of poetry that cultivate a community around students, language, and writing, while presenting opportunities to engage with new texts, new textual forms, and new forms of text-mediated learning. The volume considers, combines, and complements multiform poetry within and beyond existing Teaching & Learning paradigms as it traverses Asia, The Atlantic, and Virtual Space. By virtue of its mélange of intersecting trajectories, across and between oceans, genres, disciplines, and sympathies, Poetry in Pedagogy informs interdisciplinary educators and practitioners of creative writing & poetry involved in examining the multiform through international, cross-disciplinary contexts.

The Library of Ice

Last but not least a warm thank you to Nick Drake, whose collection The Farewell Glacier (Bloodaxe) contains a poem voiced by an ice-core sample or 'the library of ice', for graciously sharing this phrase with me.

Author: Nancy Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471169335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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‘A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow — I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth’ Dan Richards, author of Climbing Days A vivid and perceptive book combining memoir, scientific and cultural history with a bewitching account of landscape and place, which will appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing. Long captivated by the solid yet impermanent nature of ice, by its stark, rugged beauty, acclaimed poet and writer Nancy Campbell sets out from the world’s northernmost museum – at Upernavik in Greenland – to explore it in all its facets. From the Bodleian Library archives to the traces left by the great polar expeditions, from remote Arctic settlements to the ice houses of Calcutta, she examines the impact of ice on our lives at a time when it is itself under threat from climate change. The Library of Ice is a fascinating and beautifully rendered evocation of the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and of a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape. ‘The Library of Ice instantly transported me elsewhere... This luminous book is both beautifully written and astute in its observations, turning the pages of time backwards and revealing, like the archive of the earth’s climate stored in layers of solidified water, the embedded meanings of the world’s icy realms. It is a book as urgently relevant as it is wondrous’ Julian Hoffman, author of The Heart of Small Things ‘An extraordinary work not only for the perspicacity and innate experience of the author who leads the reader carefully across intertwined icy tracks of crystallised geographics, melting myths and frozen exploration histories, but through her own tender diagnostics of what reading ice can show us in these times … Perilous in its scope, exacting in its observation, wild in intellect, The Library of Ice captures the reader’s attention almost as if caught in ice itself’ MacGillivray, author of The Nine of Diamonds: Sorroial Mordantless ‘This is travel writing to be treasured. A biography of ice, the element that has another life, with hard facts thawed and warmed by a poet's voice. Campbell's writing is companionable, curious, deeply researched and with no bragging about the intrepidity that has taken her between winter-dark Greenland, Polar libaries, Scottish curling rinks, Alpine glaciers and Henry Thoreau's pond at Walden’ Jasper Winn, author of Paddle


Other analytical data for stream sediments, glacial debris, and heavy-mineral concentrates are available in open- file reports (O'Leary and others, 1978; Curtin and others, 1978a). The distribution and abundance of gold, silver, tin, ...



ISBN: UCSD:31822009788571

Category: Geology


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Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents

Based on his visit to the Arctic and experiencing the melting of glaciers, poet Nick Drake (2012): realized that parts of ... 74) This led to his writing poems for his The Farewell Glacier poetry collection (Drake, 2012) that adopts the ...

Author: Richard Beach

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351995962

Category: Education

Page: 148

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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1 Why Teach about Climate Change in English Language Arts? -- 2 Getting Started in Teaching about Climate Change -- 3 Creating a Climate Change Curriculum -- 4 Literature and the Cli-Fi Imagination -- 5 Writing about Climate Change -- 6 Critical Media/Digital Analyses of Climate Change -- 7 Using Drama and Gaming to Address Climate Change -- 8 Interdisciplinary Teaching about Climate Change -- 9 Acting in the Present: Changing the Future -- Index

Investigations of Western Batholiths

With the retreat of the Farewell glaciers , the rivers incised their channels into the glacial deposits of the piedmont area and began to fan out at variable distances from the Alaska Range . In the lowland south of Medfra , where the ...

Author: Geological Survey (U.S.)


ISBN: UCSC:32106005358251

Category: Batholiths

Page: 103

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Geological Survey Bulletin

Within the uplands , where the zone of intense action was lowered , rubbly colluvium was produced over wider ing Ich the retreat of the Farewell glaciers , the rivers incised their Lels into the glacial deposits of the piedmont area and ...



ISBN: UCAL:B2969432

Category: Geology


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The Gold Pan as a Quantitative Geologic Tool

With the retreat of the Farewell glaciers , the rivers incised their channels into the glacial deposits of the piedmont area and began to fan out at variable distances from the Alaska Range . In the lowland south of Medfra , where the ...

Author: Paul Kellogg Theobald


ISBN: STANFORD:36105001171102

Category: Heavy minerals

Page: 54

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Poems from a Green and Blue Planet


Author: Sabrina Mahfouz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444951257

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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A GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019, this stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrates the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean Atta, Sabrina Mahfouz and more. Dive into this book and be swept away on a journey around our green and blue planet, from the peak of the snowiest mountaintop to the bottom of the deepest, bluest ocean. Meet the birds circling its skies, the beasts prowling its plains, and the people toiling in its fields and forests and cities... Explore all the worlds that make up our world, and hear the voices, past and present, that sing out from it. From haikus to sonnets, from rap to the Romantics, this joyous collection celebrates life in all corners of our beautiful planet.

All the Angels

From the Word Go (Bloodaxe Books 2008) was followed by The Farewell Glacier (Bloodaxe Books, 2012), a collection which grew out of a voyage in the Arctic. The poems were recorded for High Arctic, an installation by United Visual Artists ...

Author: Nick Drake

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571337156

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Handel's Messiah is the world's most popular choral work. But its story begins in the unlikely setting of a room above a pub in Chester, when the great composer, detained by bad weather on his way to a season of concerts in Dublin, invites some local choristers to rehearse excerpts. It is not a success. So begins Handel's struggle to stage the premiere of his masterpiece, confronted by seemingly insurmountable challenges, including the tricky librettist Charles Jennens, the actress Susannah Cibber who he trains to sing the most moving arias, and the mysterious Crazy Crow. Nick Drake's divine, musical play premiered at Shakespeare's Globe in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London, in June 2015. All the Angels was revived at same theatre in December 2016.

Glacier s Tear

Then she pumped her wings gaining altitude until she was above the trees. Glacier Tear made another circle, dipping her wings in farewell. Glacier flapped harder, getting herself high above the clouds. She hovered, turning on her wing ...

Author: Melissa McCarty

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781645303855

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

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Glacier's Tear: Book 1 of the Everith Series By: Melissa McCarty Born in the midst of a dragon’s curse, a small child lies, orphaned and close to death. With magick, she lives, forever altered and gifted with abilities beyond imagination. Glacier's Tear is the first of her kind, walking among two different worlds. As she journeys to learn about her abilities, she’ll learn far more than she could imagine about the lands and the people in them. As she finds allies and enemies, she will be forced to do the unimaginable.

The Glacier Land

There was the immense chain of mountain from Dauphiny to the Tyrol , with its four hundred glaciers sparkling in the ... so I took hold of Paccard by the arm , and , waving my hat as a farewell to the villagers , began the descent .

Author: Alexandre Dumas


ISBN: NYPL:33433066612171

Category: French fiction

Page: 272

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Quaternary Glaciations Extent and Chronology

(1965) as the 'outer limit of significant glacial advance' and contained within their Qg4 limit. Continuing from west to east, the Late Wisconsinan limit shown in the digital map coincides with the Farewell II Glaciation in the Farewell ...

Author: J. Ehlers

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080474071

Category: Science

Page: 450

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This book is the second of three volumes in which the recent knowledge of the extent and chronology of Quaternary glaciations has been compiled on a global scale. This information is seen as a fundamental requirement, not only for the glacial community, but for the wider user-community of general Quaternary workers. In particular the need for accurate ice-front positions is a basic requirement for the rapidly growing field of palaeoclimate modelling. In order to provide the information for the widest-possible range of users in the most accessible form, a series of digital maps was prepared. The glacial limits were mapped in ArcView, the Geographical Information System (GIS) used by the work group. Included with the publication is a CD with digital maps, showing glacial limits, end moraines, ice-dammed lakes, glacier-induced drainage diversions and the locations of key sections through which the glacial limits are defined and dated. The last deglaciation is also shown in 500 year time-steps. The digital maps in this volume cover the USA and Canada and include Greenland and Hawaii. Both overview maps and more detailed maps at a scale 1: 1,000,000 are provided. Also available: Part I: Europe, ISBN 0-444-51462-7 Part III: South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, ISBN 0-444-51593-3

Glacial Drift

During the past season , the American Nature Association , publishers of Nature Magazine , sent several parties of Nature lovers to Glacier Park . On the last evening of their stay in the park , the first party had a farewell program at ...



ISBN: UOM:39015069709999

Category: Glacier National Park (Mont.)


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Glaciation in Alaska

This phase of the Farewell 2 glaciation apparently ended with abrupt stagnation of the South Fork glacier system , rather than continued gradual retreat of the ice front . The fourth advance of Farewell 2 age just reached the mountain ...

Author: Thomas Dudley Hamilton


ISBN: UOM:39015012637628

Category: Geology, Stratigraphic

Page: 265

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Compilation of recent studies of late Tertiary and Quaternary glaciation in 10 mountainous regions across Alaska.

Geological Survey Circular

The twofold division of the Farewell glaciation , which is well displayed on the piedmont slope along the South Fork and ... on the moraines of the Middle Fork , and consequently the modification of the glacial topography is greater .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007744175

Category: Geology


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U S Geological Survey Circular

Morainal remnants near present glaciers in the western part of the Alaska Range represent minor glacial oscillations of recent date . These features have not been investigated on the ground . Literature cited The Farewell glaciation is ...



ISBN: UOM:39015037719484



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