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Antarctica: The Blue Continent

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An Illustrated guide to Antarctica's environment, geography, wildlife, and history.

Book News Annotation:

Travel writer McGonigal and biologist Woodworth have assembled stupendous color photographs and maps, around which they describe the environment, regions, wildlife, and history of explorations. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Illustrated guide to Antarctica's environment, geography, wildlife, and history.

Antarctica: The Blue Continent is a superbly illustrated and easy-to-understand book that reveals this polar region's ruthless majesty and natural beauty.

The environment is Earth's harshest, coldest, most inhospitable climate. A staggering 98% of the continent is covered with ice averaging 1.4 miles in depth; 90% of the world's ice is found in there.In spite of the cold and ice, Antarctica's shores and waters are home to an amazing variety of vegetation and indigenous wildlife-seals, sea lions, whales, penguins and sea birds-that have evolved in extraordinary ways to adapt to their unforgiving habitat. The book features natural phenomena such as a glacier made of jagged, Jurassic-era rock instead of ice, and entire mountain ranges filled to their peaks with snow.

In the chapters on polar exploration, Antarctica profiles Captain Cook, Roald Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott, and others. Readers will experience why this continent has inspired so much effort and heroism in the quest to discover its secrets.

This book is a concise version of the authors' 608-page Antarctica and the Arctic.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552977064
Subtitle:
The Blue Continent
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
McGonigal, David
Author:
Woodworth, Lynn
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Antarctica
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Antarctique
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Series Volume:
107-138
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
1175x900

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Arctic and Antarctic » General
History and Social Science » Exploration » Oversized Books
History and Social Science » Geography » General
Travel » Travel Writing » Antarctica General

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Product details 224 pages Firefly Books Ltd - English 9781552977064 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Illustrated guide to Antarctica's environment, geography, wildlife, and history.

Antarctica: The Blue Continent is a superbly illustrated and easy-to-understand book that reveals this polar region's ruthless majesty and natural beauty.

The environment is Earth's harshest, coldest, most inhospitable climate. A staggering 98% of the continent is covered with ice averaging 1.4 miles in depth; 90% of the world's ice is found in there.In spite of the cold and ice, Antarctica's shores and waters are home to an amazing variety of vegetation and indigenous wildlife-seals, sea lions, whales, penguins and sea birds-that have evolved in extraordinary ways to adapt to their unforgiving habitat. The book features natural phenomena such as a glacier made of jagged, Jurassic-era rock instead of ice, and entire mountain ranges filled to their peaks with snow.

In the chapters on polar exploration, Antarctica profiles Captain Cook, Roald Amundsen, Shackleton, Scott, and others. Readers will experience why this continent has inspired so much effort and heroism in the quest to discover its secrets.

This book is a concise version of the authors' 608-page Antarctica and the Arctic.

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