Research Blog Antarctica #57 – Poles Apart

Poles Apart

Photo book: Galen Rowell: Poles Apart (Mountain Light Press, 1995)

This is an insightful, comprehensive photo book. You get the impression that Rowell has been everywhere both above the Arctic circle and below the Antarctic circle. The book is organized around a series of visual comparisons between the northern and the southern polar areas, and it works wonderfully well. The images are striking and beautiful, but its the connections and juxtapositions created by the visual comparisons that truly make the book shine.

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