The Arctic: Reflecting the Landscape, Wildlife, and People of the Far North (Hardcover)
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Some of the most stunning photography of the Arctic ever published--before it vanishes. Inspired by the success and critical acclaim of Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers, Sven-Olof Lindblad focuses on documenting the Arctic at the most critical period for the region in history--as it faces global warming and expanding international exploration. Unlike other photography books on this region that focus on a singular aspect, The Arctic documents imagery of the wildlife, people, and landscapes.Stunning scenery, magnificent wildlife, and native cultures bring the Arctic to life in this unparalleled collection of photography. In never-before-seen photos from the world’s finest nature photographers, The Arctic introduces the reader to this region in three sections—the land and sea, the rich biodiversity, and the native peoples—and explores the challenges facing each in its rapidly changing environment. While celebrated in this volume, these stunning images are a dramatic and timely demonstration of the constant transformation of the Arctic at a most critical time. With accompanying essays based on real-time experiences by a National Geographic explorer, The Arctic celebrates the region’s beauty—inspiring dreams of travel—while simultaneously sounding a call to action to save this distant world that affects each of us in countless ways. These photo-filled pages capture not only the massive sheets of ice glowing under the midnight sun, but also the Arctic’s rich variety of other wildlife. Also featured are the many indigenous Inuit communities who maintain their traditional way of life amid this stunning and harsh natural setting.
About the Author
Sven-Olof Lindblad was born in Switzerland and traveled extensively with his father, Lars-Eric Lindblad. In 1979, Lindblad launched Special Expeditions (now Lindblad Expeditions), the world’s leader in marine-focused expeditions aboard small ships for adventurous travelers.
Elizabeth Warner is a writer whose work has appeared in print, TV, and radio, coveringeverything from entertainment to pharma. Her first collection of essays, Ditched by Dr. Right, was published by Random House/Villard, and she also spent years as an on-air radio personality in Los Angeles, delivering news and film features for Indie 103 FM. She lives in New York City.
"The effects of climate change and development are barely visible in the images and only touched on in the text, but the stunning photos themselves, showing what we stand to lose by inaction, eloquently make the case for Arctic preservation."
—Natural History Magazine