Planet Ice: A Climate for Change

ISBN 13: 9781594850851

Planet Ice: A Climate for Change

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Documents the beauty and the power of ice and its unique role in revealing the changing condition of the planet. Glaciers and ice fields are critical to the health of our world -and we are making them disappear. Pairing the striking glacier photography of James Martin with essays by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, polar bear expert Ian Stirling, ice scientist Richard Alley, glaciologist Gino Casassa, and noted writers Gretel Ehrlich, Nick Jans, and Broughton Coburn, "Planet Ice" examines the characteristics of polar, mountain, and tropical ice. It also explores human concepts of ice and wilderness; the lives of penguins, polar bears, and other fauna that depend on ice; the far-reaching effects of climate change; and our responsibilities as stewards of the natural world. Yet this is not just a book of science. Together, these authors illuminate the profound connection between ice-a substance that is at once mutable and forceful-and the wellbeing of our global community.

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Winner: "2009 ASLI Choice" award, for beautiful photography accompanied by thoughtful essays.--Atmospheric Science Librarians International

The reader will be astonished and amazed.--M. George Paregian

(James Martin) traveled to central Africa's Mountains of the Moon, the Alps, the Andes, the Himalayas, Greenland, Iceland, and both the the polar ice caps over the course of almost three years, amassing a comprehensive and haunting catalog of the state of Earth's ice. His work, along with essays from Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, geologist Richard Alley, and others, is collected in his book.--Men's Journal

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James Martin has written for Outdoor Photographer, Sports Illustrated, and Audubon magazines and has seventeen books to his credit, most illustrated with his photos. He is represented by Getty Images.

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