Antarctica: the last frontier
An introduction to Antarctica, the world's least-known continent, containing information on its climate, ecosystems, geology, geography, ice formations, plants, animals and sea life, as well as a history of man's involvement with the continent. Contains many maps and colour photographs.
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Contents Foreword by Lord Buxton
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algae animals annual Antarctic fish Antarctic ice Antarctic Peninsula Antarctic research Antarctic seals Antarctic Treaty Antarctic whales Antarctica Arctic atmosphere baleen whales birds blue whale breeding catches cent CFCs chick Circumpolar climate coast cold colonies continent continental crabeater seals depths developed diving effect eggs elephant seal estimates expedition feeding females floes fur seals giant petrel global Greater Antarctica growth ice sheet ice shelves icebergs increased king penguins lakes land latitudes leopard seals lichens live male marine metres million tonnes million years ago minke whales mite numbers ozone hole ozone layer pack ice Polar Front Pole polyna population predators prey programme region Ross scientific sea ice sea level seabirds season shelf ship Signy Island soil South Georgia South Orkney Islands Southern Ocean species sperm whale square kilometres squids stations sub-Antarctic summer surface survive temperatures tonnes of krill USSR warmer Weddell seals winter zone