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A professionally designed, interactive electronic book on the most extreme location on earth - Antarctica! Read more

Denver, CO Nonfiction
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A professionally designed, interactive electronic book on the most extreme location on earth - Antarctica!

Denver, CO Nonfiction
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Antarctica - Land of Ice endeavors to tell the story of the Antarctic Peninsula in one of the newest multimedia forums available today - as an interactive electronic book using the features of the Apple iPad™. 

This medium offers the viewer a chance to read as a book, but interact with the images, the maps, and the videos in a truly unique experience. Our goal is to use this capability to create a very professional, visually stunning, compelling story of the Antarctic Peninsula - its scenery, its flora, and its history through compelling photographs and stories.

The first tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea....
The first tabular iceberg in the Weddell Sea....

The Antarctic Peninsula and the outlying South Shetland Islands are a collection of glaciers,towering icebergs, bare rocky beaches, abandoned seal hunting stations, and volcanoes. It is also the home of penguins, seals, whales, seabirds, and so much more.  Antarctica is the coldest, driest, and windiest location on earth. 

Chinstrap penguin colony at Bailey Head, Deception Island.
Chinstrap penguin colony at Bailey Head, Deception Island.

To tell this compelling story of the southernmost continent, I made multiple trips to Antarctica from the southern tip of South America. Capturing some 40,000 images along with video footage, the story becomes one of incredible scenery, the tenderness of a mother penguin feeding its chicks, leopard seals on the prowl, and humpback whales performing their 'bubble net" feeding of krill. Add to this background the story of human exploration in the late 1800s and early 1900s - of ships caught in the fast freezing waters, being crushed by the ice. Early attempts to establish a whaling station at Port Foster... the escape of the British Expedition Survey staff from a severe storm near Adelaide Island....

Antarctica - Land of Ice will tell the story of the Peninsula in images and words in a new way peoples of all ages can enjoy. The pledges you make will be used to produce this book - to pay the graphic artist to create a compelling design, the Javascript programmer to create interactive elements, and the editor to proof my attempts at putting words to the images... we are setting a relatively low threshold to fund the project, but higher levels of participation will allow us to invest more in the research and design.

Reward Images:

$25 Reward: Leopard Seal
$25 Reward: Leopard Seal
$100 Reward - The Ice cave
$100 Reward - The Ice cave
$250 Reward - Adélie Penguins on Iceberg
$250 Reward - Adélie Penguins on Iceberg
The printed book.....
The printed book.....

We will produce:

• An interactive book on the Apple iPad™

• Include 200+ images and a collection of videos from Antarctica

• Use GPS captured with the images to map the locations visited

• Illustrate the variety of glaciers and icebergs along the Antarctic coast

• Show penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds in their natural environment

Thank You!  for your support of our project.....

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  • You selected
    $10 reward

    0 backers

    10 images from the project you can use as wallpaper on your computer! They will include a selection of landscapes and wildlife that are sure to look great as your desktop wallpaper!

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    $15 reward

    7 backers

    A copy of the completed project - an interactive book for your iPad covering 20+ locations in the Antarctic Peninsula including photos of icebergs, glaciers, penguins, whales, seals, seabirds, and more!

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    $25 reward

    1 backer Limited (449 left of 450)

    An 8x10" print of a leopard seal on an ice floe in Paradise Bay, Antarctic Peninsula.

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    $45 reward

    2 backers Limited (348 left of 350)

    A soft-cover copy of the printed book - "Antarctica - Land of Ice". 118 pages of photos and descriptions from this fragile ecosystem.

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    $75 reward

    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    A hard cover copy of the printed book - "Antarctica - Land of Ice". And a copy of the finished interactive iPad book!

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    $100 reward

    5 backers Limited (45 left of 50)

    Custom, signed 11x14" print of "The Ice Cave", a large iceberg with a hollow cave in beautiful blue light with storm clouds overhead. Suitable for framing! And a copy of the finished interactive book!

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    $250 reward

    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    Signed 16x24" canvas print of Adélie penguin in mid-air jumping from an iceberg on Paulette Island, Antarctica and a hard cover copy of the book "Antarctica - Land of Ice". And, a copy of the finished interactive book!

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