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Frozen Planet [Hardcover]

Alastair Fothergill , Vanessa Berlowitz
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
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13 Oct 2011

Frozen Planet is the exciting successor to the ground-breaking Planet Earth and Blue Planet series, and has been created by the same award-winning team. Most of us will never travel to these great wildernesses and, even for those lucky enough to have gone, this portrait of our polar regions will surprise and astound.

Take a journey to the last truly great wilderness regions. From the Great Melt in Spring to the 24-hour summer, the beginning of the Big Freeze and long dark winter, this epic series will follow the dramatic landscapes and the emotional life stories of the animals that live there.

Following the stories of the polar bear and wolf in the North Pole and the adelie penguin and killer whale in the South Pole, we see how they survive these extremes, how they feed, mate and rear their young. Using the latest hi-tech cameras, the series will reveal animal behaviour as we've never seen before - the long, tender mating ritual of the polar bears, the vast penguin colonies, the Arctic's most impressive hunter, the wolf as well as eider ducks, gentle seals and socialable ravens.

But the real star of this series is the ice and Frozen Planet will tell its story, from its formation to its movement and its beauty. And of course what the future holds for it.

This is the last chance to explore our Frozen Planet before it changes forever.


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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: 28.5 x 16 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Frozen Planet - as you'll never see it again

About the Author

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
Format:Hardcover
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
5.0 out of 5 stars A stark reminder of our fragile world 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
5.0 out of 5 stars Best ever 30 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Planet Book 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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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical 8 Nov 2011
Format:Hardcover
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars From Ice Melt to Frozen Planet 11 Dec 2011
Format:Hardcover
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brrrr 10 Sep 2013
By SBno1 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Planet 8 Jan 2012
By SMK
Format:Hardcover
This is a lovely book with fantastic photography. I would definitely reccommend it for yourself or as a gift for someone else.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
lovely book nice pictures my hubby loved this
Published 23 days ago by lildevilrose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fabulous book informative and very well illustrated beautiful pictures gives a clear understanding of the polar regions
Published 1 month ago by Kazzi
4.0 out of 5 stars present
The recipient of this book loved it as a birthday present. However as they had the dvd it was surplus to requirements
Published 2 months ago by GILL HIPKISS
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!
I really enjoyed the TV series. This book complemented the series and was very reasonably priced!What more could I ask for?
Published 4 months ago by Mr. James Oconnor
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Lovely book with absolutely stunning picture's, very good ideal Christmas present for anyone who's watched the tv program or not
Published 6 months ago by Fifa13-rubbish
4.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Planet
I am unable to give any feedback as was bought as a present, and just know person it was bought for is happy with book
Published 6 months ago by Hilary Prydie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, a must buy
I received this as a gift and I am very pleased with it. The content is similar to that of the series but with a lot more explanations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by BH
4.0 out of 5 stars .
The book is In an excellent unread condition; the only downside is that it states inside the front cover 'this book belongs to....'. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Marlene Hussain
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful photography
Bought these as gifts for my dad and husband. Anyone who loves animals and nature will appreciate this book. Very nicely printed with colourful quality images. Read more
Published 8 months ago by AKS
5.0 out of 5 stars ice
This is another first class book from the BBC.
Followi9ng a chapter on the geugraphy,geology and ecology of the North and South polar regions the book deals with the 4 seasons... Read more
Published 10 months ago by G. I. Forbes
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