Antarctica

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Lonely Planet, 2012 - Travel - 223 pages
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Antarcticais your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot penguins tobogganing along the ice, venture to the geographic South Pole, or cruise between the towering cliffs and looming icebergs of Lemaire Channel; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Antarctica and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Antarctica Travel Guide:

  • Colourmaps and images throughout
  • Highlightsand itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential infoat your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviewsfor all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, expeditions, aviators, environment, politics, geology, ecosystems, and wildlife
  • Over 18 maps
  • Useful features - includingTop Experiences, Planning Your Antarctic Adventure,andIcebergs & Glaciers
  • Coverage of the South Pole, the Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Ice Shelf, Lemaire Channel, Deception Island, Cuverville Island, Cape Royds, Cape Denison, Cape Evans, Port Lockroy, Paradise Harbor, and more

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Alexis Averbuck.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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About the author (2012)

Alexis Averbuck was born in Oakland, California and is a painter and travel writer. Averbuck graduated from Harvard University earning a B.A. cum laude. From an early age Averbuck traveled widely, living in Europe, Hong Kong, India, and Sri Lanka. At the beginning of her career she concentrated exclusively on travel writing - publishing books on Mexico, Central America, Rome, and Southeast Asia.In 1995, Averbuck's focus changed during a seminal year spent at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Inspired by the magnificent natural environment and the unique solitude, Averbuck turned to the visual arts.Averbuck settled in Hydra, Greece in 2007.

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