NB: the iBooks version is a more sophisticated book. The videos are embedded, as are the slide shows.
However, I realise not everyone is a Mac person, so I have also produced a Kindle version. In this version, the videos, and a lot of the photos, are viewed through YouTube links.
The prices reflect the difference in refinement, but I am sure you will enjoy them both. After all, the words and pictures are the same.
REVIEW on Amazon
"This is an absolutely beautiful book about Dale's month-long expedition to Antarctica and Macquarie Island aboard the MV Ortelius. I love the concept of the interactive eBook which includes stunning photos and videos taken by Dale. Where, in a real book, there might be a single photo on a page, in this eBook there are often multiple photos behind the first, giving readers the pleasure of being able to scroll through them all to enjoy the amazing wildlife, the beautiful scenery, and the adventures experienced by Dale.
As someone who has worked at both an Antarctic station, and at Macquarie Island, I can honestly say that Dale has captured the essence of both with her warm writing and her delightful photos and videos. The fact that Dale also created, edited and produced the complete book on her own, only testifies to her incredible talent as writer, photographer and producer of beautiful books. I highly recommend this book!"
Antarctica is bigger, more beautiful, more awesome, more powerful than I could have imagined. For 32 days I stayed coocooned in my icy world: no emails, no facebook, no phones.
I saw all sorts of birds, all sorts of whales, all sorts of penguins, seals. Sat on the beach on Macquarie Island (Macca to those in the know) with a king peguin nibbling my boots. And ice bergs! each one so beautiful and wanting to be photographed. We crunched through pancake and pack ice, stood on a volcanic island that only a hundred or so have stood before, at 2am.
Hats off to the wonderful team, led by Greg Mortimer, and Oceanwide Expeditions and their good ship, Ortelius. At all times, I felt totally safe, but knew we would be pushed to get the most out of the expedition.