Braving the cold / ‘Arctic’ by Bruce Parry / Out now

If you think today’s cold, spare a thought for Bruce Parry. Arctic, the new book by the BAFTA-winning BBC presenter and expeditioner, is published this month by Conway, an imprint of Anova Books (£20), at the same time as Bruce Parry’s dramatic new TV series, currently being broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Sunday nights.

The Arctic is on the point of enormous change. The sea ice is melting, fresh boundaries are being drawn in this the most disputed territory on Earth. For the people who live here, the inescapable advance of modern life presents both opportunity, and challenge.

In 2010, over the course of a bright Arctic summer, Bruce immersed himself in the pattern of existence for the people living in the Far North. From the Inuit of Greenland to Alaskan whalers and treasure-hunters, Canadian oil-men and scientists on Svalbard, and bands of reindeer herders in the remote valleys of Siberia and the hills of northern Norway, Bruce encountered first-hand the threats to culture, landscape and wildlife that are being felt there. Using his personal diaries that he kept throughout this epic journey, Bruce tells his story in Arctic.

Watch highlights from the book below.

Bruce Parry formal signings

Bruce Parry will be signing copies of Arctic at Waterstone’s 193 High Street Kensington, London W8 6SH on Tuesday 18th January at 5.30 – 7.00pm. For enquiries and reservations please call the shop on: 020 7937 8432 or email [email protected]

He will also be signing at Stanfords, 12 – 14 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9LP on Thursday 20th January at 5.30 – 6.30pm. For enquiries and reservations please call the shop on 020 7632 8920 or email [email protected]

For more details, contact [email protected]