Pohjoinen – Jälkemme maailman laidalla (The North) is an illustrated non fiction book about the sixth mass extinction, the loss of the subarctic and artic tundra, taiga and marine ecosystem, global warming, indigenous Sámi and inequality in modern Nordic countries. Pohjoinen was published in 2018 by Tammi Publishers.
Pohjoinen won the longest running non fiction book award in Finland Lauri Jäntti Tietokirjapalkinto in 2019. Pohjoinen was also a runner up for WWF Finland's nature book of the year award in 2018. Images from the book have been awarded in Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY55) and Finnish Nature Photograph of the Year competitions in 2019.
Pohjoinen is the product of my decade long adventure in the most remote wilderness areas of the Nordic countries. By skies, on foot and on boat I ventured the fells, the Arctic Ocean, the taiga forests and the salmon rivers of the North. Mostly alone pulling a pulka or carrying a backpack I spend days and weeks year round, year after another to tell the story of the North, the wildlife, indigenous Sámi, the past and the future. The book is illustrated by 147 images from my adventures.
Pohjoinen is currently available only in Finnish.
Pohjoinen saatavilla kovakantisena, äänikirjana ja e-kirjana.