Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey. Thames & Hudson, London. ISBN 978-0500252147

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On 21 February 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land, having attained the North Pole and crossed the frozen Arctic Ocean for the first time via its longest axis. It stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of all time. Illustrated with unpublished photographs and other personal materials from the Herbert archive, this exceptional photography book is a first-hand record of an astonishing journey one that with rising temperatures and Arctic ice melt will probably never be repeated. An impressive team of explorers and polar experts, including Wally Herbert’s daughter Kari, also provide their reflections and tributes to the expedition and to Wally Herbert, contributing to a remarkable visual and personal testimony of this historic event. [Description from Publisher]

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Additional Information: Amazon #1 Bestseller in Polar Regions, History and Exploration charts. Described by The Scotsman as ‘stunning, thoughtful, and elegant’, and as ‘a treasure trove of memory and celebration’ by the Times Literary Supplement. It included an Introduction by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and essays from Victor Boyarsky, Erling Kagge, Peter Otway, Børge Ousland, Cecilie Skog, Geoff Renner and Dmitry Shparo. International editions in the English language: - Across the Arctic Ocean (New York: Thames & Hudson). - Across the Arctic Ocean (Melbourne: Thames & Hudson).
ISBN: 978-0500252147
Subjects: Geography & Environment > Climate Change
Geography & Environment
Geography & Environment > International
History > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Arts > Photography
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 07:21
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:12


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