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With this book, photographer Ken Tape sets changes in the landscape in stark relief, pairing decades-old photos of the arctic landscape of Alaska with photos of the same scenes taken in the present. 

The resulting volume is a stunning reminder of inexorable change; divided into sections on vegetation, permafrost, and glaciers, the images show the startling effects of climate change. In addition, each section presents a short biography of a pioneering scientist who was instrumental in both obtaining the antique photographs and advancing the study of arctic ecosystems, as well as interviews with scientists who have spent decades working in Alaska for the United States Geological Survey. The Changing Arctic Landscape is a profile of transformation—complex and not yet fully understood.

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Photographer and expedition leader Tape is based in Fairbanks, Alaska, from where he has been studying and photographing the North American arctic lands for a decade. Here he presents his own stupendous photographs of the landscape, often juxtaposed with earlier photographs to show changes over the past years or decades. His chapters cover the pristine arctic landscape, vegetation, glaciers, permafrost, and implications. 11.25" deep. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Ken Tape was raised in Fairbanks and has been studying and photographing the arctic for the past decade.

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Pristine Arctic Landscape

Vegetation

Glaciers

Permafrost

Implications

Locations of photo-pairs

References 

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602230804
Author:
Tape, Ken
Publisher:
University of Alaska Press
Author:
Tape, Ken D.
Subject:
Alaska Climate.
Subject:
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects.
Subject:
Weather
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Landscapes
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Alaska Environmental conditions.
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
41 color plates, 30 halftones
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
9.00 x 11.00 in

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