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Antarctic, Life in the Polar Regions [Hardcover]

Michael Poliza
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20 Nov 2009
Following his stunning photo-safari in Africa and an unprecedented helicopter voyage from Europe to Africa in Eyes over Africa, the award-winning photographer has ventured to the polar regions. With his inimitable blend of intimate close-ups and cinematic landscapes, Poliza leads us through the magical worlds of these frozen paradises most threatened by global warming. Poliza shows polar bears as they frolicked among purple fireweed against the majestic Arctic backdrop, varied and multicolored icebergs, as well as a number of rare and endangered species from both the Arctic and Antarctic. Forewords by H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, David de Rothschild (Adventure Ecology), Stefan Schulze-Hausmann (German Sustainable Award) and Uta Gruenberger.

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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: teNeues Verlag GmbH + Co KG (20 Nov 2009)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 3832793178
  • ISBN-13: 978-3832793173
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 29.8 x 38.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,489 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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a spectacular photographic tribute
--Sunday Express, 12/12/2010

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3.0 out of 5 stars AntArctic is not Africa 24 Nov 2009
When I bought M.Poliza's Africa I really liked the new fresh angles of animals in that book. The species list was pretty impressive, therefore when you turned a page you did not think that you have seen this photo in that book before. Exactly in that sense AntArctic was a bit disappointing. There are stunning photographs in there, but the topics are repeating and after a while you start to turn pages quicker to see if there is something new or not. One reason is that the descriptions of the photos are in the end of the book and picture of one iceberg or another similar one might be different as a story, but viewer does not know it unless he reads the last few pages.

As whole book is available at M. Poliza's website to look at, I recommend to check it out there before deciding on whether to buy this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifull Book 26 Mar 2011
This book is huge, so I hope you have a huge coffee table to go with it. The photography makes me green with envy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Antarctic: A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions 27 July 2011
By Phil Koken - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent photobook. Can recommend it, especially if you have visited both Polar regions.
Although i am a wildlife photographer as well, and thus rather critical, Michael's work is simply amazing and excellent. Many, many very nice pictures on a good viewable size.

Saw this book at Longyearbyen museum but since it was too heavy to carry it along with I ordered it right away thru Amazon, and received it shortly after I got home.

One of the nicest photobooks on both regions i have seen so far!

Cheers, Phil
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Still Can Not Get Over Poliza's Work... 24 Nov 2009
By AmaFan - Published on Amazon.com
My family and I just returned from a trip to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. We saw Gentoo, Adelie, Chinstrap and one King Penguin. Beautiful. These truly are magnificent shots. I almost feel I can relive my trip by turning the pages to view the pictures. I recommend this book as an inspiration for the discouraged or a wonderful surprise gift for the Holidays -- I know how happy this book made me. For the more sophisticated, it raises awareness to what could so easily be lost and threatened by global warming... I only wish others will return the favor and give others the same sense of awe that I experienced.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty 24 Nov 2009
By Ken J. Siman - Published on Amazon.com
This is a full color adventure in itself and a testament to the astounding beauty of both Antarctica and the Arctic.
Poliza's portraits of seals, walruses, caribou -- and the most exquisite photos I have ever seen of polar bears and penguins --
are so intimate that it appears as if Poliza has actually befriended his subjects. His photos of glaciers, spirals of ice -- what
he does with light! -- approach the surreal. This sumptuous coffee table book took me (and my coffee table) on an
unforgettable trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking! 1 Dec 2009
By Judy T. - Published on Amazon.com
Michael Poliza's Antarctic is far and away the best book ever published about life in the polar regions. This book is truly monumental in every way and I can't recommend it highly enough.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book 21 Sep 2013
By Nadine Levin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
One of the most beautiful photography books I have ever seen. Amazing images and not cluttered up with words on the photographs.
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