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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 : Walter Dean Myers
ISBN : 0439220033
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Walter Dean Myers presents a thrilling record of Antarctica and the expedition parties that have uncovered the frozen continent throughout history. Walter Dean Myers brings the dramatic race to the South Pole to life in Antarctica, tracking the explorers of the South Pole - including James Cook, Ernest Shackleton, and Richard Evelyn Bird - and the dangers they encountered there, as well as their contributions to science. The heroism and adventure - and sometimes the ultimate failure - of the expeditions are depicted in Myers's powerful prose, and through the photos, maps, and illustrations that complement the text.

Antarctica

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ISBN : UOM:39015013979334
Genre : Antarctic regions
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A richly illustrated story of a unique continent--its history, wildlife, scientific discoveries and resources.

Antarctica

Author : Gabrielle Walker
ISBN : 9780547536972
Genre : Science
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Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming. This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today.

Blue Ice

Author : Don Pinnock
ISBN : 1770130136
Genre : Travel
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To most people, Antarctica is the white smudge at the bottom of a world map. Few realise that it's almost the size of Africa and that its wild weather and currents dominate the planet. Fewer, still, know that Cape Town has been the gateway to Antarctic expeditions for hundreds of years. Cook, Shackleton, Scott and many more all began their southern voyages from Table Bay. This book explores the frozen continent and the voyages of discovery from an African perspective -- and comes up with some surprising connections.

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 And The Law Of The Sea

Author : Christopher C. Joyner
ISBN : 9780792318231
Genre : Law
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This survey of maritime law as it applies to the Antarctic continent and surrounding seas, includes biogeography, sovereignty, offshore jurisdiction, the continental shelf, environmental protection and conservation, and the legal status of ice shelves, sea ice, icebergs and ice islands.

Antarctica

Author : iMinds
ISBN : 9781921761522
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Learn about the history and geography of Antarctica with iMindsJNR learning series for younger minds. Antarctica is the fifth biggest continent on Earth. It is also the coldest. The sun shines for only half of the year and stays under the horizon for the other half. Early explorers of Antarctica described it as a mysterious, lonely place. But they also described it as a desert. And a desert it is! For it receives only 50 millimetres of rain and snow per year. That is less precipitation than the Sahara Desert! So, believe it or not, Antarctica is also the driest continent on Earth. Perfect to engage, entertain and broaden young thinkers.. iMindsJNR brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden young minds. iMindsJNR offers 6 main categories for ages 7-14years including General Knowledge, Geography & Nature, Famous People, Science & Maths, The Arts and History. Clear, concise and engaging, open young minds to a love of learning.

Antarctica

Author : Modern Curriculum Press
ISBN : 0813636191
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.

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