Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers

Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers


By (author) James Balog, By (author) Terry Tempest Williams

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  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 272mm x 338mm x 28mm | 2,608g
  • Publication date: 11 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0847838862
  • ISBN 13: 9780847838868
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 200 Colour Photographs
  • Sales rank: 234,546

Product description

From Alaska to the Alps, James Balog has travelled around the globe photographing some of the world's largest glaciers. This book offers a never-before-seen look into this forbidding environment, celebrating a realm of magnificent beauty on a unmatched scale.

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Author information

James Balog's photographs have been exhibited at more than one hundred museums and galleries worldwide, and his work has been featured in National Geographic, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, among many other magazines. Known for her impassioned and lyrical prose, Terry Tempest Williams is a well-known author of environmental literature and the recipient of dozens of awards for her nonfiction.

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.."Balog's volume is as much a disturbing caveat as it is a gorgeous visual feast." " American Photo ""Alongside the film, Jim has also realized an amazing book of still photography of glaciers....well worth your time" "Huffington Post .".".merging ice and science to give a 'visual voice' to the planet's changing ecosystems....Balog [has] a graduate degree in both geography and geomorphology and has been a photographer for over three decades. Suffice it to say, he knows what he's talking about." "the Wild Magazine ""Photographs...strike the eye with such power, and appeal with such subtlety, that viewers could scarcely imagine such epic materials and landscapes could disappear. General readers, artists, nature or geology fans, people who live or play in winter landscapes, and photographers, regardless of scientific or political bent, will all value this book" " Book News ""Balog's breathtaking pictures show how erosian and melting temperatures taker their toll on the glaciers, shrinking and carving them. The result is dazzling to look at, but terrifying for the planet. The day could come when the only place we'll be able to see glaciers will be photographs like those in "ICE." ""The pictures range from panoramic -- graceful stripes of eroded soil in ice; serpentine patterns created by meltwater above a thundering waterfall-- to close-ups of ice fragments so finely sculpted by nature they could be Swarovski vases. Who knew climate change could look so gorgeous?" " Star Tribune""James Balog's Ice: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers is actually two books in one. The first showcases strikingly beautiful photographs of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, Alaska, Canada, the Himalayas, the U.S. and Canadian Rockies, and other locations around the world. The second consists of time-lapse photos that record the changes the glaciers experienced over a six-year period." """It's art as well as science: the pro