Last Days of the Arctic

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: and Axelsson, Ragnar (2010) Last Days of the Arctic. Polarworld, London. ISBN 978-9935420305

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Description from Publisher: The Arctic is warming faster than any other region on earth. This rapid climate change has had a devastating effect on the region's ecology and, consequently, on the Inuit people who depend on the Arctic ice for their livelihood and culture. Hailed as one of the greatest documentary photographers of our times, Ragnar Axelsson has been recording the changing face of life in the Arctic for some 30 years. First published in 2010 and with an extended second edition in 2013, Last Days of the Arctic presents 160 of his stunning photographs from Canada and Greenland, with superb duotone printing, captions added for the black-and-white photographs and new images. Axelsson's gorgeous photographs show vast glaciers, sleds gliding across ice and houses buried in snow, but they also depict how the Inuit's changing way of life foresees the changes that are on their way to the rest of the world. The first edition of Last Days of the Arctic won critical acclaim, with photo features in The New York Times. Nominated Book of the Year in the Times, it was described as a ‘gift for the eyes, mind and heart’. The book was named one of the best photography books by the Sunday Times and Germany’s Die Welt. Axelsson's documentary of the same name was aired on the BBC and elsewhere, also to acclaim.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Amazon #1 Bestseller in Photography chart, accompanying an international touring exhibition for photographer Ragnar Axelsson. A ‘Book of the Year’ in The Times and made into a Saga Film documentary. Reprinted three times. Selected international editions: - Veiðimenn Norðursins (Reykjavík: Crymogea). - Die Letzten Jäger der Arktis (München: Knesebeck).
ISBN: 978-9935420305
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Geography & Environment
Geography & Environment > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 13:09
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:11


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