Readers warm up to "The Big Thaw" by science writer Eric Sicigliano

Mar 24, 2021 659

BY: Rita Cipalla

When science writer and Puget Sound resident Eric Scigliano was commissioned to write a book about climate change, he was excited to have the opportunity to travel to Alaska. His research would take him to a remote spot on the west coast where the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers flow into the Bering Sea, which is one of the largest deltas in the world, about the size of Louisiana.

“I had already visited remote corners of Alaska and was looking forward to this new adventure,” Scigliano said recently. “Unfortunately, not long before my trip was scheduled, I broke my ankle and had to cancel. There was no way I was going to be able to walk on the ‘vegetative trampoline’ that makes up that part of the world.”

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