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Antarctica : exploring a fragile Eden / Jonathan and Angela Scott ; illustrations by the authors and Mishi Bellamy.

By: Scott, Jonathan.
Contributor(s): Scott, Angela | Bellamy, Mishi | Scott, Angela [author.] | Scott, Angela.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Collins, 2007Description: 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, portraits ; 27 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780007183456 (hbk.); 0007183453 (hbk.); 9780007183456 (hbk.) :; 0007183453 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): Natural history -- Antarctic regions | Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Antarctic regions | Natural history -- Antarctica | Nature Effect of human beings on Antarctica | Antarctica -- Discovery and explorationDDC classification: 998
Contents:
Discovering Antarctica -- The Falkland Islands -- South Georgia -- Ocean wanderers -- Shackleton -- The great leviathans -- The Antarctic peninsula -- A winter's journey -- Race for the Pole -- The pack ice -- The future.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Weaving together the discovery stories of explorers such as Cook, Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, with the ecological stories of whaling and sealing, fishing and climate change, man's impact on this magnificent continent is revealed. For such an austere, frozen, and inhospitable environment, Antarctica is in fact a surprisingly fragile Eden.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Includes bibliography (p. 248-250) and index.

Discovering Antarctica -- The Falkland Islands -- South Georgia -- Ocean wanderers -- Shackleton -- The great leviathans -- The Antarctic peninsula -- A winter's journey -- Race for the Pole -- The pack ice -- The future.

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