Title: Poles Apart: Parallel Visions of the Arctic ...
Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Printing
Signed by Photographer 0520201744 ROWELL, GALEN (Text and photographs). POLES APART: Parallel Visions of the Arctic and Antarctic. University of California Press. Berkeley, CA. 1995. First Edition, FIRST PRINTING. 11.75" X 11.25". 183 pages. PHOTOGRAPHS BY GALEN ROWELL. Book is in VERY GOOD+ condition with royal blue textured cloth binding with bright silver gilt lettering on spine. Corners, edges and spine tips are untouched. Front cover has a dampstain from water about 4" by 6" in triangular shape from middle of top edge otherwise book is in NEAR FINE condition. Pictorial endpapers with maps of Arctic and Antarctic. Book is full of magnificent color photos throughout. Dustjacket is in VERY GOOD+ condition with spine tips and corners untouched. There is very mild edge wear around. Jacket has mild warping to top of front cover. There is a 1" x 2" oval "Autographed Copy" sticker on middle of book near spine that notes book store in Berkeley (where the book was printed.) Book is SIGNED by ROWELL on bottom right corner of title pages. Book is tight, bright and unmarked. HEAVY BOOK - NOT AVAILABLE FOR AMAZON OR INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. Bookseller Inventory # 006004
Synopsis: The harsh beauty of the polar regions has long fascinated explorers and armchair adventurers alike. The forbidding terrain and exotic life-forms appeal to our sense of wonder, and while we may think of them as similar, the Arctic and Antarctic are as unlike as Kansas and Kenya. In Poles Apart, Galen Rowell takes us on an exhilarating visual journey to the top and the bottom of the world, using his camera to reveal the fascinating differences in these polar opposites.
In Part I, Rowell's side-by-side photographs highlight the contrasts between North and South. The photo essays of Part II continue the comparisons, developing such themes as Arctic and Antarctic science, polar bears and penguins, and visits to the North and South Poles. Part III provides detailed information on the story behind each photograph as well as technical data of interest to photographers.
Galen Rowell is known for choosing subjects that, while beautiful, are unfamiliar to much of his audience. Yet his books enjoy wide appeal because he accurately focuses—in images and words—on the essential spirit that sets his subjects apart from the rest of the world. So it is with the distant lands and seas of the polar regions, which hold valuable lessons for all of us concerning evolution, geology, history, human endeavor, and the impact of human greed. No other vast areas of the earth remain as pristine, and for Rowell, the Arctic and Antarctic have become metaphors for those intangible elements that define the earth's wild places. In a world fast becoming a theme park of artificial experience, his book is an invitation to understand and appreciate what is real.
From the Back Cover: "Galen Rowell has a wonderful combination of qualities (eye, energy, intelligence, sensitivity, courage both physical and moral, and above all, heart. Very seldom have I experienced so clearly defined the connection between the artist and what he sees, feels, and does with the work itself." (Robert Redford)
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