McGonigal en Lynn Woodworth - Antarctica and the Arctic.
The complete encyclopedia
The Antarctic is the coldest, driest, and windiest region
on earth. This book tells its story as we know it so far,
and compares it with its polar opposite, the Arctic.
Authorative and reader-friendly text compiled by an expert
team of Antarctic scientists, expeditioners, and historians.
Up-to-the-minute coverage of Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic
islands, including geology and geography, flora and fauna,
current scientific research, and conservation issues.
Individual species notes for more than 100 animals.
Great stories of polar exploration and scientific enterprise,
from early hypotheses about an unknown southern land, through
Amundsen's conquest of the South Pole in 1911, the ratification
of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, and the subsequent cooperative
effort to preserve Antarctica as "a continent for peace
Gazetteer and detailed regional maps, plus over 80 thematic
maps showing wildlife distribution and explorer's routes.
CD Rom, featuring comprehensive regional and wildlife guides,
Antarctic sights and sounds, and 50 of the most informative
websites and links.
More than 1,000 stunning photographs and illustrations
of the world's last great wilderness.
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