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POLES APART: PARALLEL VISIONS OF THE ARCTIC AND THE ANTARCTIC Galen Rowell 1995 Large Format Paperback New 5 Copies Available
By Rowell, Galen
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Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995. 183 pp. Color photographs. Large format paperback, New condition.

Large format book; extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail.

Rowell is a winner of an Ansel Adams Award for wilderness photography with many books and articles to his name, including Mountain Vision and The Art of Adventure. In this volume, he offers parallel visual portraits of the North and South Poles. Part 1 presents side-by-side photos of the Arctic and Antarctic on facing pages, allowing readers to get a comparative view of the two regions. Part 2 consists of two-page features with brief text and photographs to illustrate science, travel, people, islands, etc.
 
Part 3 has one- to two-paragraph essays with background and camera settings for each photograph. No other publication reveals so graphically these parallel but dissimilar regions. In Rowell's words, they are as 'unalike as Kansas and Kenya.'  Likenesses and differences between the polar regions, revealed in pairs of images with extended captions. Science, Eskimo whaling, huts of the heroic age, Mount McKinley, Southernmost Active Volcano, polar bears and emperor penguins.

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