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Otherworldly in their austere beauty, the world's glaciers are one of the most awe-inspiring creations from Mother Nature. Since 2005, renowned nature photographer James Balog has devoted his life to capturing these glaciers and documenting their daily changes. While celebrated in this beautiful volume, these stunning images are a dramatic and timely demonstration of the constant transformation of ice and the resulting phases that exist as the glaciers break down. From the nearly half a million photos taken to date, this book offers a fantastic look into the frozen world. With photography from the Extreme Ice Survey as well as Balog's own travels, this book captures the different faces of a glacier, from alpine formations to calving, from ice bergs to meltwater lakes and ice diamonds. Not only are there dozens of beautiful landscape shots, but also included are Balog's trademark mosaic collages and time-lapse photography, so that the reader can experience first-hand the rapid changes now occurring on the earth's glacial ice. These stunning photographs have been taken via foot, horseback, dogsled, skis, fishing boats, and helicopters, and cover glaciers in France, Switzerland, Iceland, Greenland, the United States (Alaska and Montana), Nepal, Bolivia, and Antarctica, among other places.