Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 18, 2012 - Nature - 231 pages
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The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight make Antarctica virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet a world of extraordinary wildlife persists in these harsh conditions, including leopard seals, giant squid, 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms. Now, as temperatures rise, this fragile ecosystem is under attack. In this closely observed account, one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica gives us a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing.

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User Review  - corglacier7 - LibraryThing

As a marine biologist and someone interested in polar climates, this book was pretty much right up my alley. A great look at the remote Antarctic regions, and the unique ecosystem and life forms they ... Read full review

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User Review  - varielle - LibraryThing

You would think Antarctica would be protected from the problems of this world by its remoteness, but alas that is not the case. I've had a long standing personal fascination with the explorations of ... Read full review

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James B. McClintock is one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica, and currently the Antarctic Marine Biologist Professor of Polar and Marine Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. McClintock has appeared on local, national, and international public radio, CNN news, and the Weather Channel. He has been quoted in National Geographic Magazine, Discover Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, and others. McClintock Point, a piece of land on the north side of the entrance of Explorer's Cove on the Scott Coast of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, was named in honor of his research.

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