Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent
Frances Lincoln, 2009 - Nature - 400 pages
"The geology, ecology and biology of the "continent for peace and science.""
This comprehensive, fully illustrated and reader-friendly book honors the International Polar Year (2007-08) with a spectacular range of information on Antarctica and the Antarctic Islands, the world's harshest environment.
Antarctica features up-to-date material from an expert team of scientists, expeditioners and historians. Included are more than 600 photographs, illustrations and maps. Among the topics covered are: Prehistory of Antarctica Geology and geography Flora and fauna Climate and the nature of ice The Antarctic ozone hole The explorers Current scientific research Conservation issues The impact of global warming The Sub-Antarctic Islands.
Detailed information is found on current issues of land, law and treaties, shipping, resource exploitation, and tourism. Also included are the Antarctic Treaty, a gazetteer and a bibliography.
Front-page news reports cover the relative health of Antarctica. This authoritative book could not be timelier.
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Review: Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern ContinentUser Review - Frederick Masterman - Goodreads
In doing research for my fourth novel, I ordered this book to give me a visual 'feel' for the fifth largest continent on Earth. The photography is enthralling, the text accurate and incisive, the ... Read full review
Review: Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern ContinentUser Review - Vicki - Goodreads
It's probably not supremely accurate to mark this down as a travel book, even though there is some information on tourism in the book. But if this gorgeous book doesn't make you want to go to ... Read full review