Ice is not to be written and not to be read.

It is not to be captured within pages.

It is not a book; certainly it is not like a book.

An ice book resists reading as detection of data and truth.

It engages an open and living ecology -by which I mean a history of studying earth

 and its environments and their interconnections and their interconnections,

as well as less conventionally understood forces,

including the effect of the way this forces are studied.

Such a book of ice is more of an assemblage of

nested ecologies within the hard limits of the material earth.

Antarctica as a Cultural Critique

Elena Glasberg