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A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia: Second Edition

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This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos
  • Covers all wildlife groups
  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
  • Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
  • Gives valuable tips for visitors

Synopsis:

This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos
  • Covers all wildlife groups
  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
  • Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
  • Gives valuable tips for visitors

Synopsis:

This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos
  • Covers all wildlife groups
  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
  • Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
  • Gives valuable tips for visitors

About the Author

Sally Poncet conducts research on seabirds, invasive species, and habitat restoration in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Kim Crosbie worked as a naturalist and guide to South Georgia for more than twelve years and now works for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.

Table of Contents

Map of South Georgia showing site locations inside front cover
A Message from Nigel Haywood 7
Foreword by Keith Shackleton 9
About this Guide 10
TIPS FOR VISITORS 11
NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA

  • Oceans and Climate 16
  • Geology 18
  • Glaciers and Landforms 20
  • Vegetation 22
  • Wildlife 24
  • Introduced species 29

A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOUTH GEORGIA

  • The Discovery of South Georgia 32
  • The Sealers 33
  • The Explorers 34
  • Carl Anton Larsen and the Whaling Industry 36
  • The Discovery Investigations 38
  • Duncan Carse and the South Georgia Surveys 1951-57 39
  • Establishing British Antarctic Survey Research 40
  • South Georgia, A Diplomacy Case 41

CURRENT ACTIVITIES

  • Stamps 42
  • Government Administration 44
  • Tourism 45
  • South Georgia Fisheries 47
  • Fisheries Research at King Edward Point 48
  • Seabird and Seal Research 50
  • Longline Fisheries and Seabirds 52

THE APPROACH TO SOUTH GEORGIA 54
KEY TO SITE MAPS 56
KEY INFORMATION

  • Wandering Albatrosses 66
  • Burrowing Petrels 82
  • Life at Leith Harbour 92
  • Southern Elephant Seals 116
  • King Penguins 138
  • Fur Seals 156

THE SITES

  • Elsehul 58
  • Prion Island 62
  • Salisbury Plain 70
  • Prince Olav Harbour 74
  • Fortuna Bay 78
  • Hercules Bay 84
  • Leith Harbour 88
  • Shackleton Walk 94
  • Stromness Harbour 98
  • Husvik 102
  • Jason Harbour 106
  • Grytviken and King Edward Point 108
  • Maiviken 118
  • Cobblers Cove 122
  • Godthul 126
  • Ocean Harbour 130
  • St. Andrews Bay 134
  • Moltke Harbour 140
  • Will Point and Brisbane Point 144
  • Gold Harbour 148
  • Cooper Bay 152
  • Drygalski Fjord and Larsen Harbour 158
  • King Haakon Bay 162

Checklist of the Fauna and Flora of South Georgia 164
Bird Breeding Calendar 171
Bibliography 172
Useful Addresses and Websites 174
Photo/Art Credits 175
Acknowledgements 178

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691156583
Author:
Poncet, Sally
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Crosbie, Kim
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Birds and Natural History
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Subject:
Biological Sciences.
Subject:
Popular science
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
Spiral, comb or coil bound book
Language:
English
Illustrations:
450 color illus.
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
6 x 8 in

Related Subjects

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Travel » General
Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General
Travel » World Miscellaneous

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"Synopsis" by , This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos
  • Covers all wildlife groups
  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
  • Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
  • Gives valuable tips for visitors

"Synopsis" by ,

This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.

A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.

  • Features hundreds of photos
  • Covers all wildlife groups
  • Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
  • Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
  • Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
  • Gives valuable tips for visitors

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