Antarctica: The Complete Story

Written by David McGonigal and Dr Lynn Woodworth
Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

The Antarctic is the coldest, driest, and windiest region on earth. This book tells its story as we know it so far, and compares it with its polar opposite, the Arctic.

Authoritative and reader-friendly text compiled by an expert of Antarctic scientists, expeditioners, and historians. Up-to-the-minute coverage of Antarctica and sub-Antarctic islands, including geology and geography, flora and fauna, current scientific research and conservation issues. Individual species noted for more than 100 animals.

Great stories of polar exploration and scientific enterprise, from early hypothesis about an unknown southern land, through Armundsen's conquest of the South Pole in 1911, the ratification of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, and the subsequent cooperative effort to preserve Antarctica as "a continent for peace and science."

Gazetteer and detailed regional maps, plus over 80 thematic maps showing wildlife distribution and explorers' routes. CD Rom, featuring comprehensive regional and wildlife guides, Antarctic sights and sounds, and 50 of the most informative websites and links. More than 1,000 stunning photographs and illustration of the world's last great wilderness.

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