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Kari Herbert

Kari Herbert

Traveller, photographer, explorer and author
Language : English

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Kari Herbert first started travelling at the age of ten months when her father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took Kari and his wife Marie to live with a tribe of Polar Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. Her first language was Inuktun, the local dialect of Greenlandic. At the age of four Kari accompanied her parents on another trip that took them through winter blizzards in a caravan to spend time with the Sami of Lapland. Kari has
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Kari Herbert first started travelling at the age of ten months when her father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took Kari and his wife Marie to live with a tribe of Polar Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. Her first language was Inuktun, the local dialect of Greenlandic. At the age of four Kari accompanied her parents on another trip that took them through winter blizzards in a caravan to spend time with the Sami of Lapland. Kari has continued to travel extensively ever since, and is now an acclaimed author, photographer and speaker.

Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers all over the world, including the Sunday Times, Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Independent and the Guardian, as well as Geographical and Traveller magazines among many other internationally respected publications. She has had several solo exhibitions of her photography in the UK and Europe.

Kari has taken part in various programmes on both television and radio for the BBC, and has an ever-increasing repertoire of voice-over work for TV documentaries, radio, multi-media presentations, and adver-tising.

Since the publication of her first book The Explorer’s Daughter, Kari has been in demand as a public speaker. She has lectured to a full house at the Royal Geographical Society (R.G.S.) and held captive audiences at the International Edinburgh Book Festival, the Scott Polar Research Institute, the National Maritime Museum and the Design Museum; she has undertaken a UK tour as a speaker for the R.G.S., and is regularly asked to appear at literary festivals, AGMs, schools & colleges and well-known institutes and societies.

Kari’s talks are motivational, informative, thought-provoking and entertaining. Using sound, film and a stunning collection of images, she transports the audience into the world of exploration.

Kari is now working on her second book: Heart of the Hero: The Women Behind Polar Exploration. Documentaries of both books are currently under offer and Kari has recently been approached by the BBC and other broadcasters with the possibility of doing other television presenting work.

Kari is the director of Polarworld Ltd, an independent publishing company that specialises in producing highly creative, educational, and inspirational projects that focus on bringing awareness of the Polar Regions and other fragile eco-systems, or wilderness places that support indigenous culture to a diverse audience. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Explorer’s Club, New York.
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The Polar World

Title:
The Polar World
 
Subtitle:
The Unique Vision Of Sir Wally Herbert
 
Author:
Wally Herbert
 
Editor: Kari Herbert  
Publisher:
Polarworld
 
Book:
Hardcover, 128 pagina's
 
ISBN:
978-09-555-2551-3
 
 
 
 
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This stunning book captures the spirit of the Polar World, as never seen before - through the eyes of a man who was the bridge between the heroic age of exploration and modern adventure; a visionary who walked in the footsteps of all the greatest explorers, and learned the art of survival from the Inuit themselves.This superb collection of Sir Wally's paintings, together with personal anecdotes of his experiences in the Polar World and his connection with the polar pioneers of the past, as well as his descriptions of the inspiration behind his paintings, makes this, his last book, outstandingly valuable as a vital contribution to polar literature, and as a unique collectors item.Sir Wally Herbert, who passed away on 12th June 2007, just days after seeing the first copies of the book, was a polar explorer of international distinction - 'the greatest explorer of our time' according to Sir Ranulph Fiennes; a 'phenomenon' according to Lord Shackleton, and a man whose 'determination and courage', according to His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, 'are of such heroic proportions that his country should mark his achievements eventually by having him stuffed and put on display!'

Sir Wally, who was Knighted on the last day of the old Millennium as one of the 'icons' of the 20th Century, was not only a polar hero, but is also a prize-winning author with nine books to his credit, and a gifted artist who had one-man shows in London, Sydney and New York, and whose original artworks are owned by Royals, collectors and investors from all over the world. He was the only artist who ever painted the Polar World in all four seasons of the year and, even more remarkably, did so from the unique perspective of the pioneer."The Polar World" is not only an extraordinary celebration of polar life and landscape rarely visited by man, but it is also a journey into the very heart of the last of the great polar pioneers. This is a truly important book that will give its readers an unparalleled insight into the experience of the polar wilderness.

Cover van The Explorer's Daughter: A Young Englishwoman Rediscovers Her Arctic Childhood

The Explorer's Daughter: A Young Englishwoman Rediscovers Her Arctic Childhood

Title:
The Explorer's Daughter
 
Subtitle:
A Young Englishwoman Rediscovers Her Arctic Childhood
 
Author:
Kari Herbert
 
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd.
 
ISBN:
978-01-410-1149-3
 

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