Antarctica

Antarctica

Exploring the Extreme : 400 Years of Adventure

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Baker & Taylor
Surveys four centuries and forty expeditions to Antarctica, recounting the catastrophes and wonders encountered by explorers from Magellan in 1520 to 20th century scientists.

Book News
Surveys four centuries and 40 expeditions to Antarctica, recounting the catastrophes and wonders encountered by explorers from Magellan in 1520, to 20th-century scientists. Includes a substantial section discussing the Antarctic's distinctive wildlife, travel resources, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Independent Publishing Group
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 today’s Antarctica by region details further expeditions as well as geology, terrain, and historical and scientific sites.


Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781556524288
1556524285
Characteristics: xix, 395 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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