This title is a Major Christmas BBC2 TV tie-in. It includes over 150 specially-commissioned photographs. It is written by best-selling author with a thirst for extreme experiences and dangerous rituals. Explorer Bruce Parry takes an epic seven-month journey around the Arctic Circle (a passage of some 11,000 miles), taking in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia and Northern Europe - the last great wilderness. This full-colour illustrated book documents an important part of our world at a point of extraordinary change. Bruce tells important human stories with humour and warmth, immersing himself in the lives of the Arctic's people - fishermen, oil workers, native hunters, bush pilots, miners, fire-fighters, and scientists mapping the shrinking ice cap.