London: Ebury Press, 2011. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs.
The exciting successor to the ground-breaking "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet" series, and has been created by the same award-winning team. Most of us will never travel to these great wildernesses and, even for those lucky enough to have gone, this portrait of our polar regions will surprise and astound. Take a journey to the last truly great wilderness regions. From the great melt in Spring to the 24-hour summer, the beginning of the big freeze and long dark winter, this epic series will follow the dramatic landscapes and the emotional life stories of the animals that live there. Following the stories of the polar bear and wolf in the North Pole and the Adelie penguin and Killer whale in the South Pole, we see how they survive these extremes, how they feed, mate and rear their young. Using the latest hi-tech cameras, the series will reveal animal behaviour as we've never seen before - the long, tender mating ritual of the Polar bears, the vast penguin colonies, the Arctic's most impressive hunter, the wolf as well as Eider ducks, gentle seals and socialable ravens.
But the real star of this series is the ice and this book will tell its story, from its formation to its movement and its beauty. And of course what the future holds for it. This is the last chance to explore our frozen planet before it changes forever.
Price: $55.00 AU