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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books; 1st. Edition : 1st. Printing edition (13 Oct. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846079624
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846079627
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 25.1 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,481 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frozen Planet - as you'll never see it again

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Alastair Fothergill studied zoology at the University of Durham and made his first film, on the Okavango, while still a student. Alastair joined the BBC Natural History Unit in 1983, working on The Really Wild Show, Wildlife on One and the series The Trials of Life. He was appointed head of the unit in 1992, and during his tenure he produced the award-winning series Life in the Freezer. In June 1998 he stood down to concentrate on his role as producer of The Blue Planet and of course the acclaimed Planet Earth. He has also presented several television programmes, including The Abyss, and is the author of four books.

Vanessa Berlowitz studied human sciences at the University of Oxford, where she took up photography and made her first films.She joined the Natural History Unit in 1991 and went on to become a multiple award-winning director and producer. Vanessa has also contributed to a number of books and written about wildlife and conservation for magazines.


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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Park on 28 Oct. 2011
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A jaw-dropping, eye-popping marvel of a coffee table book, chock-full of dazzling images and accompanied by interesting commentaries by the authors. Also includes a short but telling introduction by David Attenborough who makes you think (as he always does) by stressing the importance of making the BBC nature documentary series that this book is based upon before the poles change completely in this disturbing era of ecological upheaval and global warming.

Certainly my pick of the latest gifts for the nature-lover in your life this up-coming holiday season.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Poohbear Mummy on 22 Nov. 2011
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I have ordered this book to give as a Christmas gift and am thrilled with it. The photography is absolutely stunning especially the close ups of the animals. What struck me as I flicked through was how well the book outlines not only the beauty of the region but also the fragile nature of this part of Earth. This is more than just a coffee table book (although it would be a stunning coffee table book) - its a real education.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By M. L. Thomas on 30 Nov. 2011
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Frozen Planet may well be David Attenborough's last major documentary and he's certainly kept the best till last! I ordered the book after the first episode and have now pre-ordered the DVD as well. Many thanks to the writers Fothergill and Berlowitz. This series is absolutely amazing - what television is all about - bringing into our homes sights and experiences we could never otherwise enjoy. I've laughed, cried, and been absolutely stunned by the wonders that been so brilliantly filmed by the camera crew, many of whom have risked their lives to bring us the footage - the wolf/bison chase for instance. Attenborough's voice has been the backdrop through most of my life and I'd like to thank him most sincerely for that. He's probably seen first-hand more of the world of nature than anyone else on the planet and I hope that his opinions, based on such wide-ranging experience, will make a positive contribution to the climate change debate. Frozen Planet has shown us all too clearly what we stand to lose!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Gareth Cowmeadow on 3 Nov. 2011
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This is a fantastic book as you would expect from BBC books. The photographs alone are amazing and is a excellent accompanyment to the TV series
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SBno1 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2013
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Just reading this made me feel cold! You have to marvel how anything can exist in such a cold environment as the poles.

As with most BBC nature themed books they are loaded with high quality full page images with descriptive side notes. The bright vivid colour images capture the harshness of the extremities of our planet and leave you with a sense of awe. Before I watched the TV series or read the book, I was always under the impression that the poles were barren and featureless plains. Nothing could have been further from the truth. The poles have scenes of outstanding natural beauty and the hardy wildlife enhance that beauty. One of my favourite scenes in the book is the trail of wolves cutting a path through the virgin snow.

The narrative is what I have come to expect from BBC books, it is informative, educational and keeps your interest. The book will take your from pole to pole and through the seasons. There is a map section so that you can visualise where on earth you are within the book. Another fine companion, fully indexed reference book to the BBC TV show.

If you are a fan of the BBC series of shows, I would recommend building up a collection of books to go with them. I have mentioned this in previous reviews; don't overlook the market place for second hand books. These type of books tend to get read once and you can pick up some very good quality copies for a lot less than new.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Bibliophile on 8 Nov. 2011
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A wonderful book accompanying the TV series (which is superb).
Superb photos, informative text and serious scientific analysis on the changes to the polar regions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rosie Edge on 5 Dec. 2011
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I have bought this book for my mum for Christmas because we both love the series and we love the animals featured. also my mum loves photography and I'm sure she will be blown away by the photos in the book, they are breath taking!!
only one problem I have is that I didn't realise how big the book would be, and that the packaging was huge!! not very discrete haha.
all in all, I do love it! it will be the best present I will give to anyone haha, I just need to give it her on the day, that could be hard as I may want to keep it myself :P
just beautiful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paris in Springtime on 11 Dec. 2011
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I bought this book as a gift - it is so beautifully produced I am tempted to buy another for me. Delivered in excellent time - Thank you!
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