Vertebrate picks up Cameron's Vanishing Ice

Vertebrate picks up Cameron's Vanishing Ice

Sheffield-based indie Vertebrate has signed Iain Cameron's The Vanishing Ice, chronicling the disappearance of Scotland's snow patches and how they have excited travellers and writers for hundreds of years.

Commissioning editor Kirsty Reade signed world rights from Jenny Brown of Jenny Brown Associates, for publication on 6th October 2021.

Its synopsis explains: “The disappearance of our snow patches has captured public imagination, with interest in the outdoors and the impact of climate change never being so high. The book depicts the landscape that these snow patches occupy and includes extracts from journals of visiting these patches with high-profile walkers, including comedian Ed Byrne. Cameron also describes his experiences of carrying out solo visits to these wild locations and eulogises Britain’s winter mountains, imagining a diminished future where snow no longer falls on them.”

Cameron is widely acknowledged as Britain's foremost authority on snow patches. A citizen scientist, he is the author of more than 20 scientific papers that have appeared in the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather journal and is a regular contributor to the Times and BBC.

Reade said: “We’re really excited to be publishing The Vanishing Ice as Iain Cameron’s enthusiasm for seeking out snow patches which endure all-year round is infectious. These little-seen relics of the Ice Age shed light on the landscapes they occupy and the threat of climate change and this beautiful book about spending time in the hills will appeal to walkers, mountaineers and nature lovers.”