Thursday, January 3, 2013

Over the Counter #144

What book caught my eye this week as it passed over the library counter and under my scanner? An absolutely stunning coffee table book - To the Arctic. Photographs by Florian Schulz. Foreword by Sylvia Earle.

From the publisher Braided River:

"Now available from award-winning photographer Florian Schulz, To The Arctic is the official companion book to To The Arctic 3D, an upcoming IMAX film from MacGillivray Freeman Films. To The Arctic follows the seasons in the Arctic, revealing the dramatic landscape and unique wildlife found there. The book features stunning photographs that showcase the broad variety of life in the Arctic - from expansive landscape panoramas, to the marvels of the underwater world. Intimate images of a mother polar bear and her two young cubs show the family's life on the shrinking pack ice."

And at the other end of the world. Lost Antarctica by James McClintock. Subtitled: Adventures in a Disappearing Land.

From the publisher Palgrave MacMillan:

"The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight make Antarctica virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet a world of extraordinary wildlife persists in these harsh conditions, including leopard seals, giant squid, 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms. Now, as temperatures rise, this fragile ecosystem is under attack. In this closely observed account, one of the world’s foremost experts on Antarctica gives us a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catchy your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Those appeal to me because I've been wanting to go to Antarctica ever since I read Where'd You Go, Bernadette.