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End of the Earth: Expeditions to South Georgia and Antarctica

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Brilliantly attuned to the transience of nature and painfully aware of the precariousness of a polar environment facing global warming, Peter Matthiessen provides an exquisite account of his voyage through the islands surrounding Antarctica. In lyrical prose, Matthiessen describes the wildlife he encounters and the region it inhabits, along with historical information regarding the greatest pioneers and adventurers who preceded him.

Matthiessen brings to life the waters of the richest whale feeding grounds in the world; the wandering albatross with its 11-foot wingspan arching through the sky; and the habits of every variety of seal, walrus, petrel, and penguin in the area, all with a boundless and contagious inquisitiveness. In addition to offering an unequaled naturalist' s perspective, Matthiessen' s story takes an unforeseen adventurous turn as he and the crew of the 384-foot research vessel are bombarded for two days by an unrelenting hurricane, injuring everyone on board. Magnificently written, End of the Earth evokes an appreciation and sympathy for a region as harsh as it is beautiful.

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America's foremost literary naturalist and author of the best-selling "The Snow Leopard" embarks on a wildlife adventure to the world's most unforgiving and remote land--driven by a prodigious curiosity and a desire to see the greatest repository of marine animals and birds on Earth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792250593
Editor:
Byers, Stephen
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Photographer:
Garrett, Kenneth
Editor:
Byers, Stephen
Author:
Matthiessen, Peter
Author:
Bateman, Birgit Freybe
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Emperor penguin
Subject:
Antarctic Peninsula
Subject:
Ross Sea
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Emperor penguin - Antarctica
Subject:
Animals - Antarctica - Antarctic Peninsula
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
2003-9
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PAGE PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.40x6.16x.95 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , America's foremost literary naturalist and author of the best-selling "The Snow Leopard" embarks on a wildlife adventure to the world's most unforgiving and remote land--driven by a prodigious curiosity and a desire to see the greatest repository of marine animals and birds on Earth.
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