Polarworld - creating beautiful books
Polarworld creates thought-provoking, beautifully-designed books and unique events. Our innovative projects have been featured in leading international magazines and newspapers, and our books are now being sold all over the world.
One of the happiest results of building Polarworld is the ever-increasing circle of extraordinary people who are dedicating their skills, energy and enthusiasm to helping us create the best possible books, exhibitions and events for our adventurous and dedicated audience.
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Meet the team
Kari first started travelling at the age of ten months when her father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took his family to live with a tribe of Inuit for over two years on a remote island off the coast of Northwest Greenland. She has had a deep connection with the Arctic ever since.
As a travel writer and photographer, Kari has had her work published in leading magazines and newspapers, including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, and Geographical among many others. She has had several solo photographic exhibitions. Her first book The Explorer’s Daughter, published by Viking Penguin, was chosen as 'Book of the Week' by BBC Radio 4 and has been published in numerous languages. Her second book Polar Wives has been published recently in Europe and North America and will be released here soon. Her book In Search of the South Pole, co-authored with Huw, was released in November 2011. Kari regularly appears on radio and in the press, and is a popular public speaker.
Dr Huw Lewis-Jones
Huw is a historian of exploration with a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Formerly Curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, and Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Huw is now directing several media and exhibition projects.
Besides developing new titles for Polarworld, Huw is an award-winning author, editor of an annual maritime history journal, and acts as curator and art director for a number of international photographers. He was on-screen expert for the ABC History Channel production Captain Cook: Obsession and Discovery, the critically-acclaimed BBC documentaries Wilderness Explored and Of Ice and Men, and he regularly contributes as a historian to BBC Radio 4. His books include Ocean Portraits, Arctic, In Search of the South Pole, and Mountain Heroes, which won Adventure Book of the Year at the World ITB Awards in Germany. He would like more time to improve his surfing.