Splendid Be the Earth: About the Mountains, the Climate, and Everything Not Yet Lost by Mats Söderlund is published by Weyler in Sweden.
The Swedish mountains have always attracted adventurers, explorers and activists, and today they are in our focus in a completely new way. Melting glaciers and flagrant lack of reindeer grazing make these, Sweden’s last wilds, affected by the climate changes earlier than most other places in the country. Here are the climate crisis effects visible already today.
With his own lifelong passion for the mountains as a point of departure, and voices from the people who with their own eyes sees life changing by a changed climate, Mats Söderlund writes about the Swedish mountains’ history and present times. It’s a declaration of love to the ecosystems and environments that are now threatened by devastation, and at the same time an engaging pleading for everything we haven’t yet lost.
This book is perfect for readers of On Time and Water by Andri Snær Magnson, Under a White Sky by Elizabeth Kolbert, Believers by Lisa Wells, and also Wanderlust by Rebecca Solnit and Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer.