Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme : 400 Years of Adventure

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Chicago Review Press, 2001 - Science - 395 pages
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Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical adventure. Far more complete than competing narratives of Antarctic exploration, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme documents dozens of voyages, from the earliest days of long-distance sea travel, through the rapacious exploitation of seal and whale in the 19th century, to the 20th-century overland expeditions racing to the South Pole. The drama continues as 10 nations scramble to claim the continent, and a review of today’s Antarctica by region details further expeditions as well as geology, terrain, and historical and scientific sites.

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Freelance writer and earth scientist Landis made several trips to Antarctica to research this historical survey of Antarctic exploration. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1, on general ... Read full review


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\Marilyn J. Landis was trained as a geologist and earth scientist specializing in Antarctica. Now a freelance writer, she traveled to Antarctica seven times to research this book.

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