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Science on Ice

Science on Ice: Four Polar Expeditions by Chris Linder (University of Chicago Press, 2011)

An oceanographer and award-winning photographer, Linder chronicles four polar expeditions in this richly illustrated volume: to a teeming colony of Adélie penguins, through the icy waters of the Bering Sea in spring, beneath the pack ice of the eastern Arctic Ocean, and over the lake-studded surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Each trip finds Linder teamed up with a prominent science journalist, and together their words and pictures reveal the day-to-day details of how science actually gets done at the poles.


The Photographer's Guide to Cape Cod and the Islands: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them by Chris Linder (Countryman Press, 2007)

Lively fishing harbors and postcard-perfect villages draw photographers from all over the world to Cape Cod and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Whether you're hoping to capture waves pounding an Atlantic beach or a clammer digging for dinner, this book will tell you where to go, when to be there, and how to get the shot.

Detailed descriptions and maps will guide you to the Cape and Islands' prime photography locations—both iconic landmarks and off-the-beaten-track hotspots. Seasonal recommendations and professional tips tailored to each location will help you make the most of any shoot. Written by a photographer for photographers, this guide is a must for anyone hoping to bring home great images from the Cape and Islands.

The Sun

The Sun by Steele Hill and Michael Carlowicz (Harry N. Abrams, 2006)

Awe-inspiring and familiar, comforting yet sometimes frightening, the sun is the center around which all life revolves. Now, an expert on solar images teams up with a noted science writer to present a photographic book devoted entirely to the sun, illustrating the star we know and revealing recent discoveries.

Dramatic images from photographers, observatories, and satellites are organized as viewed first from the ground, then from earth's atmosphere and the edge of space, and finally from the surface of the sun itself. Through these images and a clear, precise text, the authors explore the intricate dance between the sun and earth, examining this relationship in both mythical and scientific terms. Perhaps best of all, the book's compact, square size makes The Sun as inviting to hold as it is to read.

  • Over a dozen of my images, including the back cover, are featured in this book.
  • Visit Mike Carlowicz's place in the sun.
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