March 26th, 2010 | By Jason Hillier | Filed in AK NEWS, Books
You don't have to wait until April 22 to start enjoying Océans
, the documentary about the world's oceans that we're so proud to have been a part of. The companion book is out in stores, with photos, text, and even behind-the-scenes shots of what it took to film in some of the most challenging environments on earth.
Not just an authoritative, wide-ranging guide to the world’s oceans, this is also a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse of practical film-making under demanding, often difficult, sometimes downright dangerous conditions... and, last but by no means least, it’s a clear-eyed, timely, persuasive preview of future seas: what we might have if we act now--and what we will surely get if we don’t.
The book is available through online retailers, including Barnes & Noble
, or ask for it at your local bookstore!
May 25th, 2009 | By Jason Hillier | Filed in AK PRODUCTS & SERVICES, Books
Graham Dickson, founder and chief expedition officer, is among the explorers featured in "Face to Face: Polar Portraits."
I recently got my hands on a copy of Huw Lewis-Jones' Face to Face: Polar Portraits
, a stunning collection of photographs from polar expeditions past and present. (Jealous? Get your copy here
while supplies last!)
Curled up on a lawn chair in my sun-drenched San Francisco garden, far south of Arctic Kingdom's Toronto headquarters (never mind the Arctic Circle), I was absolutely transported as I paged through the book, absorbed by its parade of chapped cheeks, fur-lined parkas, ice-encrusted mustaches and resolute gazes. Read the rest of this entry »