With its breathtaking photographs of landscapes, wildlife, native plants, and people, this intriguing book provides a remarkable portrait of the surprising variety and beauty of the northernmost region of the earth.
The harsh beauty of the Far North has long fascinated explorers and arm-chair tourists alike. Its exotic flora and fauna and forbiding terrain appeal to our curiosity and sense of wonder. In this lavishly illustrated book, the marvels and mysteries of the Arctic world are fully displayed. Here are dark, ominous, deserted landscapes in winter, a time when only a few creatures can be spotted, as well as exhilarating scenes of spring and summer, when the Arctic comes to life as days lengthen and millions of birds arrive to nest and thousands of seals migrate to land.
As the awe-inspiring pictures show, the Arctic is populated by an astonishing number of animals, including humpback and sperm whales, walruses, timber wolves, and scores of birds and fish. There are also views of a wide variety of hardy plants adapted to the rigors of long winters and short summers. In addition, this visual journey portrays the lives of the native peoples who have managed to survive the perils of life in a hostile environment on the northern edge of the world.