Edwin Mickleburgh - Beyond the frozen sea. Visions of Antarctica
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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