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Hardback 132 Pages / Published: 25/05/2010
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Though it's generally understood that any landscape changes over time - particularly as the number of people it supports increases - these changes occur over such a span of time that they go more or less unnoticed. With "The Changing Arctic Landscape", photographer Ken Tape sets changes in the landscape in stark relief, pairing decades-old photos of the arctic landscape of Alaska with photos of the same scenes taken in the present. The resulting volume is a stunning reminder of inexorable change; divided into sections on vegetation, permafrost, and glaciers, the images show the startling effects of climate change and human encroachment. In addition, each section presents a short biography of a pioneering scientist who was instrumental in both obtaining the antique photographs and advancing the study of arctic ecosystems, as well as interviews with scientists who have spent decades working in Alaska for the United States Geological Survey. "The Changing Arctic Landscape" is thus simultaneously an account of what we've learned, what we've lost, and what is left to us to preserve.

Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 9781602230804
Number of pages: 132
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 229 x 279 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a fascinating book, both for its words and its pictures. It doesn't preach, and it asks more questions than it answers. Most importantly, it offers a clear view of how one corner of our planet is changing."-David James, "Fairbanks Daily News-Miner"
--David James"Fairbanks Daily News-Miner" (07/01/2010)
"Climate change is in the news all the time, and it usually is presented in the form of some change over time. Intellectually, we understand this concept of change, but viscerally, it is too abstract. More compelling to us is the change we see with our eyes: the neighborhood that has become urbanized, the field that has gone back to forest. In his book, Ken takes this latter approach, and it is both effective and attractive. I think it is one of the best ways to document and show how dramatic the changes are that are sweeping the Alaska arctic landscape"-Matthew Sturm, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
--Matthew Sturm
"This is a fascinating book, both for its words and its pictures. It doesn't preach, and it asks more questions than it answers. Most importantly, it offers a clear view of how one corner of our planet is changing."

--David James"Fairbanks Daily News-Miner" (07/01/2010)
"Climate change is in the news all the time, and it usually is presented in the form of some change over time. Intellectually, we understand this concept of change, but viscerally, it is too abstract. More compelling to us is the change we see with our eyes: the neighborhood that has become urbanized, the field that has gone back to forest. In his book, Ken takes this latter approach, and it is both effective and attractive. I think it is one of the best ways to document and show how dramatic the changes are that are sweeping the Alaska arctic landscape"

--Matthew Sturm, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory
This is a fascinating book, both for its words and its pictures. It doesn t preach, and it asks more questions than it answers. Most importantly, it offers a clear view of how one corner of our planet is changing.
--David James"Fairbanks Daily News-Miner" (07/01/2010)"
Climate change is in the news all the time, and it usually is presented in the form of some change over time. Intellectually, we understand this concept of change, but viscerally, it is too abstract. More compelling to us is the change we see with our eyes: the neighborhood that has become urbanized, the field that has gone back to forest. In his book, Ken takes this latter approach, and it is both effective and attractive. I think it is one of the best ways to document and show how dramatic the changes are that are sweeping the Alaska arctic landscape
--Matthew Sturm, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory"

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