Antarctica : The complete story

Author(s): David McGonigal

Antarctica & the Sub-Antarctic | Secondhand

This edition is out of print. Antarctica has a reputation for being cold, isolated, and often desolate. Yet the ice (which covers 99 percent of the continent's surface) gives rise to spectacular scenery, and supports an astonishing variety of wildlife. In the early 1900s, heroic pioneers set out to discover this last frontier. One hundred years later, adventure tourists, arriving in cruise ships, are once again discovering this amazing land. It is a fragile environment, despite its harshness, and ecologists are concerned about the damaged ozone layer, watching for signs of change that may affect the whole planet. This comprehensive book looks at the landscape, the wildlife, the explorers, the people today, and the future. With more than a thousand superb photographs, Antarctica will fascinate everyone who is interested in this unique area. ** With accompanying CD ROM ** Hardback

Condition Very good 

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869414702
  • : randnz
  • : randnz
  • : October 2001
  • : 310x240mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David McGonigal
  • : Hardback with slip case
  • : 600pp
  • : 1000 colour photographs