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Extreme Ice Now: Progress Report: Vanishing Glaciers and Changing Climate

James Balog

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National Geographic Society
15 June 2009
Geological surface processes (geomorphology); The Earth: natural history general
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 warming's dangerous consequences from Alaska to Iceland to the Alps. Serviced via foot, horseback, dogsled, skis, fishing boats, and helicopters at 15 sites in the Northern Hemisphere and programmed to shoot once an hour, every hour of daylight, each of the 26 cameras captures approximately 4,000 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 planet's climate is changing.

Launched in the fall of 2006 and scheduled to continue until late summer of 2009, the remarkable Extreme Ice Survey archive will ultimately total more than 300,000 photographs-a treasure trove of data for researchers and a portrait of nature as arresting and unforgettable as it is ominous.
By:   James Balog
Imprint:   National Geographic Society
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 199mm,  Width: 194mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   662g
ISBN:   9781426204012
ISBN 10:   1426204019
Pages:   120
Publication Date:   15 June 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Balog has been an award-winning nature photographer for more than 25 years. His work has been exhibited in over 100 museums and galleries around the world.

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