New Book: The Ice-free Greenland

A new book for your coffee table explores the beauty of Greenlandic nature and science. (Photo: Bo Elberling)


Catherine JexScienceNordic

The grandeur of Greenland’s landscape may at first seem static: an island nation, dominated by the world’s second largest ice sheet that gives way to dramatic mountains containing some of the oldest rocks on earth.

The Ice-Free Greenland – from molecule to landscape, by Bo Elberling is bilingual, with text in both Danish and English. It's available to purchase at Gyldendal Publishers.

The Ice-Free Greenland – from molecule to landscape, by Bo Elberling is bilingual, with text in both Danish and English. It’s available to purchase at Gyldendal Publishers.

But for Bo Elberling, professor of environmental geochemistry at the Center for Permafrost, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, the ice-free margins of this vast island reveal a landscape in continual change.

It is this side of Greenland that Elberling captures in his new book “The Ice-Free Greenland–from molecule to landscape”: a glossy, coffee-table book that blends vivid landscape photography with environmental science to show a little-seen side of this part of the Arctic.

“Greenland is such an amazing place with polar bears in the north and sheep farms in the south. There are such amazing contrasts and variability to be seen,” says Elberling.

“I hope that people will be attracted to the book by the pictures, but if I can add a bit of information to this–meaning research results in a general context–and if people can learn something from it, then I’m very happy,” says Elberling.

 

 

See some example photos from the book in the gallery above and continue reading the rest of this article at ScienceNordic.com. [wp-svg-icons icon=”mug” wrap=”i”]

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