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Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme: 400 Years of Adventure

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Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical adventure. Far more complete than competing narratives of Antarctic exploration, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme documents dozens of voyages, from the earliest days of long-distance sea travel, through the rapacious exploitation of seal and whale in the 19th century, to the 20th-century overland expeditions racing to the South Pole. The drama continues as 10 nations scramble to claim the continent, and a review of todays Antarctica by region details further expeditions as well as geology, terrain, and historical and scientific sites.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-382) and index.

About the Author

Marilyn J. Landis was trained as a geologist and earth scientist specializing in Antarctica. Now a freelance writer, she traveled to Antarctica seven times to research this book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556524288
Subtitle:
400 Years of Adventure
Author:
Landis, Marilyn J.
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press
Location:
814 N. FRANKLIN ST. PUBCITY: CHICAGO PUB
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
History/Politics
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
Antarctica Discovery and exploration.
Subject:
Geography
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
TR-01-10
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.1 in 1.54 lb

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Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General

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