Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent

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Frances Lincoln, 2009 - Nature - 400 pages
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"The geology, ecology and biology of the "continent for peace and science.""

This comprehensive, fully illustrated and reader-friendly book honors the International Polar Year (2007-08) with a spectacular range of information on Antarctica and the Antarctic Islands, the world's harshest environment.

Antarctica features up-to-date material from an expert team of scientists, expeditioners and historians. Included are more than 600 photographs, illustrations and maps. Among the topics covered are: Prehistory of Antarctica Geology and geography Flora and fauna Climate and the nature of ice The Antarctic ozone hole The explorers Current scientific research Conservation issues The impact of global warming The Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Detailed information is found on current issues of land, law and treaties, shipping, resource exploitation, and tourism. Also included are the Antarctic Treaty, a gazetteer and a bibliography.

Front-page news reports cover the relative health of Antarctica. This authoritative book could not be timelier.

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Antarctica: Secrets of the Southern Continent

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McGonigal has coauthored two previous books (with Lynn Woodworth, also a major contributor here) in this area, Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia and Antarctica: The Blue Continent ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frederick Masterman - Goodreads

In doing research for my fourth novel, I ordered this book to give me a visual 'feel' for the fifth largest continent on Earth. The photography is enthralling, the text accurate and incisive, the ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Award-winning travel writer David McGonigal has completed some 40 visits to the polar regions, most recently as a shipboard presenter and photographer. He is a graduate in arts and law at Sydney University, a lfe member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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