Childs writes in a poetic cadence, often crafting impressionistic passages about the landscape and his (or our) experience of it. But his accounts are so wide ranging and touch such amazing landscapes: Greenland, Patagonia, Nepal, Hawaii, Sonora, and much more. I am amazed about how much he packed into the book. Meanwhile, he manages to introduce us to interesting characters along the way, in the form of his friends and field partners.
Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Ever-Ending Earth
Published January 1st 2012