Polar Obsession

Polar Obsession

Book - 2009
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In a wise and wonderful intertwining of art and science, his bold expeditions plunge him into freezing seas to capture unprecedented, up-close documentation of the lives of leopard seals, whales, walruses, polar bears, bearded seals, and narwhals.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2009
ISBN: 9781426205118
Branch Call Number: 591.709113 NIC 2009
Characteristics: 239 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 x 36 cm

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WVMLStaffPicks Jun 04, 2013

Exquisite photographs and powerful narrative by National Geographic photographer and biologist Paul Nicklen show us the beauty and uniqueness of the frozen tundra of the Arctic and Antarctic. The intimate images and observations of intriguing animal behaviour help us realize what is at stake when climate change threatens wildlife above and below the ice. The story and close-up photos of the female leopard seal attempting to feed and protect the author are particularly poignant.

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okbookgirl
Sep 07, 2011

Incredible wildlife photography from Canada's Paul Nicklen, who has specialized in the far North and the far South. Look at these creatures -including the photos of the leopard seal in Antarctica interacting with Nicklen - and tell me that these animals and their homes are not worth our concerted personal and political attention to human-caused climate change. Nicklen is both a biologist and photographer -- and presents the natural worlds at the top and bottom of our planet brilliantly.

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Jun 21, 2010

Fantastic photography, especially the above/below water photos.

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