Arctic Eden: Journeys through the Changing High Arctic

Hardcover | May 20, 2015

byJerry Kobalenko

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A stunning celebration of the most beautiful part of the Arctic by its most passionate explorer.

In this intimate portrait, Jerry Kobalenko describes a series of journeys he has taken over the past twenty years around the Canadian High Arctic by foot, skis, kayak, and ship that provides a multifaceted view of this most beautiful and most vulnerable part of the Arctic. Combining natural history, exploration, and personal experiences gathered during twenty years of Arctic travel, the book explores the ice caps and glaciers of Ellesmere Island; introduces us to Axel Heiberg''s magical fossil forest of cypress trees and its population of endangered Peary caribou; follows the author''s seven-hundred-kilometre journey on skis from Devon Island to Alexandra Fiord, punctuated by near-fatal encounters with polar bears; and comments on changes in climate he has witnessed throughout the High Arctic. The book also showcases Kobalenko''s magnificent photographs of the region, capturing wildlife such as walrus, muskoxen, and Arctic wolves and stunning geographical features from towering icebergs to virgin snowscapes under a sky of wild lenticular clouds.

Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.

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A stunning celebration of the most beautiful part of the Arctic by its most passionate explorer.In this intimate portrait, Jerry Kobalenko describes a series of journeys he has taken over the past twenty years around the Canadian High Arctic by foot, skis, kayak, and ship that provides a multifaceted view of this most beautiful and most vulnerable part of the Arctic. Combining natural history, exp...

Jerry Kobalenko’s words and images have been published in hundreds of publications around the world, including National Geographic, Outside, Condé Nast, BBC Wildlife, and Time. He is the author of The Horizontal Everest, which won the Best Adventure Travel Book in 2002 at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. He lives in Canmore, Alberta.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 10.8 × 11.38 × 1 inPublished:May 20, 2015Publisher:Greystone Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1553654420

ISBN - 13:9781553654421

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Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Love at First Sight Chapter 2: Everlasting Ices Chapter 3: A Good Climate for Loafing Chapter 4: Edge of the Polar Sea Chapter 5: National Park Blues Chapter 6: Travels on a Legless Donkey Chapter 7: The Hardest Test Epilogue