Arctic by Bruce Parry

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It's the last great wilderness--one of the least developed and most endangered regions of our planet. This full-color companion to a BBC2 series takes us on a seven-month journey around the Arctic with bestselling author Bruce Parry. Traversing Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia, and Scandinavia, Parry immerses himself in the lives of fishermen, oil workers, native hunters, bush pilots, miners, firefighters, and scientists--providing a human focus on the cultural and environmental upheavals that are shaking the Arctic today, and which are being felt throughout the globe.

About Bruce Parry

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Bruce Parry is one of the UK's best-known TV presenters and adventurers, known particularly for the seminal BBC and Discovery Channel series Tribe and Amazon, in which he became a member of several indigenous tribes to enter fully into their culture, traditions and rituals. Huw Lewis-Jones is a historian and former Curator of Art at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. He is the author of Polar Portraits and Ocean Portraits in Conway's Face to Face series. Formerly Visiting Fellow at Harvard University and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, London, Huw is also a consultant within media and broadcasting and an expert in maritime and polar exploration history.
Published February 7, 2012 by Conway. 272 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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A curious and humble traveler, Parry hunts caribou in Canada, barrels through Greenland on a huskie-led sledge, and participates in a whale hunt in Alaska, interacting with locals along the way and putting traditional practices into a global context.

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The Telegraph

The trick apparently – and I pass this on in a spirit of New Year largesse – is to sit high up on its shoulders and to use a stick, both for balance, and to beat its bottom mercilessly at any sign of disobedience.

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The Ecologist

Arctic: Treasure of the North by Bernd Römmelt and Thomas Henningsen (£25.00, White Star Publishers) is available from Amazon A new book of stunning photos of the Arctic documents the wonder of one of the last wilderness regions on the planet Part travelogue, part lament for a threatened way ...

Feb 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Arctic

The Ecologist

That global warming is having a devastating effect on the Arctic isn’t in doubt but looking at the gorgeous snowscapes dotted throughout Arctic, you’d be forgiven for assuming that the real problems are a long way off.

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