Home decorating expert Martha Stewart has launched a new feature on her blog, highlighting the books she’s been reading on her Sony Reader. This week, she’s reading Cold: Adventures in the World’s Frozen Places by Bill Streever.
Here’s an excerpt: “It’s a captivating account of the life, history, and ecology of extreme and inhospitably cold climates. The author, Bill Streever, a research biologist, passes along a vast amount of scientific facts and brings them all to life through an engaging narrative that is both entertaining and thought-provoking. The book begins with a 5-minute plunge into the 35-degree water of Prudhoe Bay about 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, so vividly written that I found myself shivering.”