White Paradise Journeys to the North Pole Kapon Editions


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The North Pole, the magical kingdom of silence, has always given the impression that it would remain unchanged forever amidst its boundless tracts of ice. But the ice is beginning to melt, the icebergs of Greenland are breaking up and this legendary landscape, threatened by global warming, is gradually being destroyed. As early as the spring of 1987, Francis Latreille began to take photographs of the frozen waste of the Arctic, providing moving testimony to this alien, yet at the same time enchanting, world, and also to his admiration for those who dwell in these inhospitable regions, and their demanding way of life. Through this album, on the eve of the fourth International Polar Year, ?he pays tribute to the white paradise and its magical light, and to all those who live in or study the Arctic.

Title: White Paradise Journeys to the North Pole Kapon Editions

Author Name: Latreille, Francis; Lorius, Claude; Guigon, Catherine; Roberts, Anthony

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Italy, Kapon Editions: 2006

ISBN Number: 9607037820

ISBN Number 13: 9789607037824

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 015853

Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. White Paradise Journeys to the North Pole By Fragile, obdurate, and raw, the North Pole is perhaps the most spectacular -and delicate- geological gem. Since his first expedition in 1995 with the French adventurer Jean-Louis Etienne, Francis Latreille has used his incredible photographic talents to capture the dramatic consequences of global warming on the Far North regions. More than just a tableau of his fascination with this world and its way of life, White Paradise is a tribute to the North Pole, its inhabrtants, and its exceptional beauty and light Every year, the ice field decreases in size, and the glaciers of Greenland retreat farther and farther from the south. During his missions to the North Pole, Latreille has met the inhabitants of these forbidding regions and discovered their environment and lifestyle; he has also witnessed, firsthand, the uncertainty of their future. In 1999, he documented the Mammuthus expedition, which unearthed Jarkov, a threeton mammoth that died more than twenty thousand years ago. Each morning when the sun rises above the blinding-white, crisp horizon, those lucky and rugged enough to have braved the punishing elements and ventured to the North Pole experience a living and breathing wonder. For the rest of us, we need look no further than Francis Latreilles stunningly beautiful White Paradise. Language Notes: English Hard Cover 230 pages. ISBN-10: 9607037820

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