An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent

Book - 2012
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This is a full and intimate portrait of the most mysterious continent on earth, and how it holds the key to all our futures.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
ISBN: 9781408815427
Characteristics: xxiv, 388 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill., col. ports., maps ; 24 cm.


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ChristchurchLib Feb 13, 2013

"'Nothing but ice' - with no trees, no plants, no land animals, no citizens, and no official owner, the continent of Antarctica is easily one of a kind. In her readable profile of the mysterious, barren land, Dr. Gabrielle Walker, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Cambridge and has visited the continent multiple times, balances a variety of science topics with explorations of why anyone would want to go to Antarctica and engaging looks at some of those who have. Readers who enjoyed Sara Wheeler's critically acclaimed 1997 book, Terra Incognita, or James McClintock's recently published Lost Antarctica should seek out this latest look at a fascinating land, which Kirkus Reviews calls 'a rollicking good read.'" February 2012 Armchair Travel newsletter

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