ITB Berlin BookAward 2016 in the category Travel Coffee Table Book
Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, sadly, this largely pristine and mostly misconceived treasure is now in jeopardy. Sebastian Copelands noble goal in these pages is to pay homage to this wonderland, and, in turn, draw awareness to its perilous plight. Copelands multi-faceted background—not only as polar explorer and award-winning photographer, established author and journalist, but also as a dedicated environmental activist—offers us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate this lonely spot. Surely, this is the last true wilderness on the planet—and its demise should ring the alarm for the lower latitudes. Copelands authority on the subject is unparalleled and, in this book, his passion for this place truly shines. Although the vision presented in these pages may be poetic, the books aims are pragmatic—to seduce and inspire the world in order to help foster a market transformation towards a sustainable future.
- A worthy tribute to one of the most beautiful and rarely seen places on Earth
- Sure to appeal to both eco-warriors and photographic aesthetes alike
- A comprehensive visual record of the North Pole from one of the worlds top photographers, including a foreword by Sir Richard Branson and accompanying texts by Prof. Andrew Weaver, Ted Scambos, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Børge Ousland
- Also available as Collector's Edition - Limited Edition of 50 copies, slipcase, and portfolio with one of two signed and numbered photo prints
Sebastian Copeland - Biography
Sebastian Copeland is a photographer, explorer, and environmental advocate. Noted as a photographer who has produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicates messages of urgent global significance, Copelands first book on Antarctica earned him the Professional Photographer of the Year from the 2007 International Photography Awards. He has also produced documentary films chronicling his North Pole and Greenland crossings.
Copeland has led expeditions across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, and has reached both poles on foot—North and South. With over 5,000 miles under his skis, Copeland holds various records and polar firsts across the polar region. In 2015, Copeland was named one of the worlds top 50 adventurers.
An international speaker on the climate crisis for more than a decade, Copeland has addressed audiences at the United Nations, at universities, and museums worldwide, and many Fortune 500 companies warning of the systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions from anthropogenic activities, and their geopolitical consequences. Copeland is a member of the Explorers Club. He sits on the board of directors of President Gorbachevs Global Green USA.