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 the Author
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.