Het Laatste Continent


Boeken over Antarctica

Edwin Mickleburgh - Beyond the frozen sea. Visions of Antarctica



Uitgever: Paladin Books, London
Verschijningsdatum: 1987
Aantal blz.: 256
ISBN: 0 586 08879 2


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Edwin Mickleburgh -  Beyond the frozen sea


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Antarctica is the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, most isolated and least populated of the seven continents. It is also one of the most beautiful, the last true wilderness on earth that, less than a hundred years ago, still awaited the sound of a human voice, the imprint of a human boot.

But now, despite the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, the continent faces attrition and probable destruction as its resources, hitherto undiscovered or inaccessible, become the object of a major economic and technological challenge.

In this impassioned and powerful study, Edwin Mickleburgh argues that Antarctica has assumed a central role in man's efforts to control his destruction of the earth, and is now crucial in maintaining his tenuous relationship with the natural world.


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