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Extreme Ice Now: Progress Report: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate First of all, this is a good book and definitely worth buying Apart from the science involved, many of the photos are quite beautiful It is surprising that this man s project does not get even attention than it does Balog is providing definitive and comprehensive scientific evidence of glacial retreat and should be required reading for every consumer and voter The book itself is quite short and is small in size, and provides just a little sample of what was shown in the PBS television showing or available on the website Not ordinarily a fan of coffee table type books, I would have preferred a larger, thicker publication that would show the photos to greater effect, accompanied by scientific explanation of the regional time sequence photography The survey group should consider a second edition when they have another few years of data. Using Both Time Lapse And Conventional Photography As Well As Digital Video, The Extreme Ice Survey Is The Most Extensive Visual Study Ever Conducted To Illustrate The Catastrophic Melting Of Glacial Ice The Result Is A Dramatic And Timely Demonstration Of Global Warmings Dangerous Consequences From Alaska To Iceland To The Alps Serviced Via Foot, Horseback, Dogsled, Skis, Fishing Boats, And Helicopters At Sites In The Northern Hemisphere And Programmed To Shoot Once An Hour, Every Hour Of Daylight, Each Of The Cameras Captures Approximately , Images Per Year This Stunning Collection Of Photographs Will Form A Companion Exhibition Traveling To Museums All Over The World As Part Of An Urgent Outreach Campaign Aimed At Educating The Public About Global Warming And Providing Irrefutable Scientific Evidence Of How Rapidly Our Planets Climate Is Changing This book, with its photographic evidence of climate change had the potential to be a fantastic learning tool for the average reader That potential was lost in a number of ways, including weak text and a size that didn t allow all of the detail of the photographs to show through.The photography that is present in the book is superb, but at times it is difficult to see what the author is trying to show due to the small frame size of the photos Making the book a larger size would have provided a remedy to this problem In addition, the writing is weak and either should have been reduced, or the photographer should have been paired with a better and knowledgeable writer.A good look at what is happening in the Polar Regions, but I am not sure it is worth the price charged I would tend to view it in a library setting first to see if it meets expectations. Extreme Ice NOW Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate, published by National Geographic in 2009, includes essays by award winning author photographer James Balog, along with photos taken at the world s glaciers from 2006 2009, documenting their dramatic reduction in volume Focusing primarily on the disappearing glaciers in Iceland and Greenland, Balog documents his involvement in the establishment of the Extreme Ice Survey, in 2007 He also explains how he and his crew, collaborating with other image makers and scientists, continue to maintain twenty seven time lapse cameras at eighteen locations around the world, where they have been taking images of the diminishing glaciers and sea ice once an hour for every hour of daylight since spring, 2007.Many of these hundreds of thousands of photographs become the time lapse films in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival s award winning film Chasing Ice How Balog and his crew chose their sites, the engineering that is required of cameras to survive for up to two and a half years at minus forty degrees, with winds of up to one hundred sixty miles per hour, and how they are powered are also discussed.Aiming this book at readers in the United States, since the US is the biggest per capita consumer of carbon, he points out that we cannot deny the reality of climate change which his photographs and film clearly document As Sir Nicholas Stern of the World Bank has shown, we must reduce our carbon consumption now, along with our dependence on oil, or the economic costs of fixing the problem will increase exponentially If we do not reduce consumption and the techie visionaries seeking alternative energy sources fail in their efforts, however, Most glaciers in Switzerland will be gone by 2100 if ice melt continues at its current pace of three percent a year Some islands are already in danger from rising oceans, and coastal areas throughout world are noticing significant flooding in times of weather crises In terms of climate change, Balog says, I sense that we may be at what I call a Berlin Wall moment, a time when obdurate and seemingly permanent barriers to fixing the problem can collapse.I must will myself to believe that we, the people, are now waking up and will do the right thing Incomparable photography, combined with incontrovertible evidence regarding global warming and climate change, make this not only memorable but crucially important for all citizens of the world. Nice book, really great presentation in the hard cover folder package which was not stated, to my recollection, in the item description Great price too Would be a very good gift The only problem is the the big bar code sticker is on the FRONT of the pretty picture cover and totally ruins it I cannot get it off I purchased the big Ice Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers coffee table book which is also very nice to look at but is huge This book is better unless you as fascinated by ice and can spend hours looking at the pictures as long as you can get one without the sticker onthe front I bet that is why it was under 10.00 Extreme Ice NOW Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate, published by National Geographic in 2009, includes essays by award winning author photographer James Balog, along with photos taken at the world s glaciers from 2006 2009, documenting their dramatic reduction in volume Focusing primarily on the disappearing glaciers in Iceland and Greenland, Balog documents his involvement in the establishment of the Extreme Ice Survey, in 2007 He also explains how he and his crew, collaborating with other image makers and scientists, continue to maintain twenty seven time lapse cameras at eighteen locations around the world, where they have been taking images of the diminishing glaciers and sea ice once an hour for every hour of daylight since spring, 2007.Many of these hundreds of thousands of photographs become the time lapse films in the 2012 Sundance Film Festival s award winning film Chasing Ice How Balog and his crew chose their sites, the engineering that is required of cameras to survive for up to two and a half years at minus forty degrees, with winds of up to one hundred sixty miles per hour, and how they are powered are also discussed.Aiming this book at readers in the United States, since the US is the biggest per capita consumer of carbon, he points out that we cannot deny the reality of climate change which his photographs and film clearly document As Sir Nicholas Stern of the World Bank has shown, we must reduce our carbon consumption now, along with our dependence on oil, or the economic costs of fixing the problem will increase exponentially If we do not reduce consumption and the techie visionaries seeking alternative energy sources fail in their efforts, however, Most glaciers in Switzerland will be gone by 2100 if ice melt continues at its current pace of three percent a year Some islands are already in danger from rising oceans, and coastal areas throughout world are noticing significant flooding in times of weather crises In terms of climate change, Balog says, I sense that we may be at what I call a Berlin Wall moment, a time when obdurate and seemingly permanent barriers to fixing the problem can collapse.I must will myself to believe that we, the people, are now waking up and will do the right thing Incomparable photography, combined with incontrovertible evidence regarding global warming and climate change, make this not only memorable but crucially important for all citizens of the world. Don t know how I missed the fact that this is a little tiny book For photos of glaciers, it s really a disservice to put them into an 7 x 7 format I thought I was getting a coffee table book, but it s like a nightstand book The dimensions should definitely be included prominently in the description of this item It s going to be like trying to watch an action movie on my phone screen

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