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Antarctica

Author : Gabrielle Walker
ISBN : 9780151015207
Genre : Nature
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A profile of Antarctica and its indigenous life traces the history of regional exploration and the science currently being conducted there while explaining how Antarctica reveals key insights into the planet's environmental future.

Antarctica

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
ISBN : 0307571858
Genre : Fiction
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The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review

Antarctica

Author : David Day
ISBN : 9780199861453
Genre : History
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Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.

Antarctica

Author : Edwin Swift Balch
ISBN : WISC:89097145155
Genre : Antarctica
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Antarctica

Author : David McGonigal
ISBN : 1552977064
Genre : Nature
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Describes the environment, regions, wildlife, and history of explorations in Antarctica.

Antarctica

Author : Mary Trewby
ISBN : 1552975908
Genre : Nature
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Arranged alphabetically and cross-referenced, a guide to Antarctica includes over one thousand entries and 250 photographs covering climate, geology, natural history, exploration, science, tourism, and conservation.

Antarctica

Author : Paul Simpson-Housley
ISBN : 9781134891207
Genre : Social Science
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A scene so wildly and awfully desolate...it cannot fail to impress me with gloomy thoughts" - so Scott perceived the stark Antarctic landscape in 1905. Antarctica traces images of the continent from early invented maps of Terra Australis Incognita up to Amundsen's arrival at 90 degrees South. Approaching Antarctica from sea and then land, the book analyses the differing perceptions of beauty and terror experienced by explorers, the stories they brought back and the power of new images refashioned at home.

Antarctica

Author : Susan Fox Rogers
ISBN : 1932361537
Genre : History
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The stories in this book reveal the challenges and rewards of exploring the otherworldly continent of Antarctica. -- p.[4] of cover.

Antarctica

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : 0899505988
Genre : Antarctica
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Lost Antarctica

Author : James McClintock
ISBN : 9781137113733
Genre : Science
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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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