Amy Brady is the executive director of Orion magazine, author of Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks—A cool history of a hot commodity, and coeditor of The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a Changing Climate. Brady has made appearances on the BBC, NPR, and PBS. She holds a PhD in literature and American studies and has won writing and research awards from the National Science Foundation, the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, and the Library of Congress.
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