Arctic Eden: Journeys Through the Changing High Arctic
In this intimate portrait, Jerry Kobalenko describes a series of journeys he has taken around the Canadian High Arctic by foot, skis, kayak, and ship that provide a multifaceted view of this most beautiful and most vulnerable part of the Arctic.
Combining natural history, exploration, and personal experiences gathered during twenty years of Arctic travel, Arctic Eden explores the ice caps and glaciers of Ellesmere Island; introduces us to Axel Heiberg’s magical fossil forest of cypress trees and its population of endangered Peary caribou; follows the author’s 700 km journey on skis from Devon Island to Alexander Fiord, punctuated by several near-fatal encounters with polar bears, among other adventures; and comments on changes in climate he has witnessed throughout the High Arctic.
The book also showcases Kobalenko’s magnificent photographs of the region, capturing wildlife such as walrus, muskoxen, Arctic hares, and Arctic wolves and stunning geographical features such as towering icebergs, enormous glaciers, and virgin snowscapes under a sky of wild lenticular clouds.
Copublished with the David Suzuki Foundation
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