Long-time HAGRG member Fabrice Genevois has published yet another critical resource for polar researchers. His new book La Banquise is a definitive reference when it comes to sea ice. From the physical factors affecting the formation and distribution of various forms of ice to the ecological importance of ice as habitat, La Banquise combines cutting-edge research with old-school charm. At once a valuable tool for scientists as well as a fascinating document for armchair ecologists, this latest effort is destined to be an instant classic - well done, Fabrice!