Arctic: Bruce Parry

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: and Parry, Bruce (2011) Arctic: Bruce Parry. BBC and Conway, London. ISBN 978-1844861309

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Description from Publisher: Explorer Bruce Parry takes an epic Arctic journey, following the six-month Polar summer through Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Scandinavia to document a vital part of our world at a point of extraordinary change.
In this companion to a landmark BBC series, Arctic tells the stories of traditional Arctic inhabitants along with the oilworkers, miners and scientists who have been attracted to this dramatic yet hostile landscape in search of the wealth of natural resources and ecological data it can provide. He highlights the friction between old and new ways as traditional lifestyles are threatened by many factors:climate change, new legislation and the intrusion of big business. Within engaging, intimate text and specially commissioned photography along with stills from the series, this book provides a human focus in an environmental context. Immersing himself in the cultures of peoples like the Chukchi, the Sami, the hunters of Qaanaaq and the Gwitchin tribes of the Canadian north, Bruce stresses their connection to the lands and hunting grounds that sustain them while exposing the issues they face. Rich in content and narrative, Arctic Circle with Bruce Parry brings human stories and global issues to the fore, pinpointing cultures on the brink of irreversible change.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Written and directed for television presenter Bruce Parry, to accompany the landmark five-part BBC2 documentary, made with Indus Films.
ISBN: 978-1844861309
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Geography & Environment
History > 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: 15 Oct 2019 08:07
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:12


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