- Former U.S. Vice President and The Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore
September 1, 2014.
JACKSON HOLE, WY—During the winter of 2014, Porter Fox’s book DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow took the world by storm. This fall, the Deep crew is picking up where it left off, stocking bookstores around the globe and setting out on a nation-wide college tour, in collaboration with Protect Our Winters, to educate students on climate change and its effect on the world of snow and ice.
Last winter, statistics like the fact that climate change will likely shutter half the ski areas in the Northeast in the next 30 years, mixed with an in-depth, personal story of the history of skiing and how 65 million people came to practice it, opened readers’ eyes to two realities: 1) The world is warming quickly and people living or playing in the snow are among the first to see it. 2) There is something that we can do to slow climate change, save winter and protect our way of life.
After launching in November, 2013, and making the rounds on a 30-stop tour through mountain communities on the East and West Coasts, DEEP was featured in Outside, Men’s Journal, Mother Jones and The Atlantic, in addition to dozens of regional publications. In the midst of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, The New York Times devoted the cover of the Sunday Review to DEEP with an op-ed written by Fox. Over the next eight weeks, Fox appeared on CBS national news, Amazon.com’s homepage and a dozen NPR programs, including the Diane Rhem Show.
In March, Fox's work was presented on the floor of both the House of Representatives, by Congressman Jared Huffman, and the Senate, during an all night protest by Senate Democrats calling for climate change legislation. Later that spring, Al Gore, added his endorsement to Fox's book, saying, "DEEP is the must-read story of how global warming is transforming the future of snow and the future of skiing. A powerful call to action for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.”
Partners Publishers Group will distribute DEEP to Barnes and Noble, REI and other chain stores. The book is also available at independent bookstores throughout the U.S., select Patagonia retail stores and all of the major online sellers. If you would like your local bookstore to carry DEEP, please contact the publishers at the email or phone number below.
Have a great winter!
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