A full and intimate portrait of the most mysterious continent on
earth, and how it holds the key to all our futures. ANTARCTICA
weaves all the significant threads into an intricate tapestry, made
up of science, natural history, poetry, epic history, what it feels
like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people
back there again and again. It is only when all the parts come
together that the underlying truths of the continent emerge.
ANTARCTICA is the most alien place on Earth, the only part of our
planet where humans could never survive unaided.
Brimful of science, heroism, tragedy and laugh-out-loud humour, Antarctica is an exciting an informative read. BBC Focus This is a fascinating insight into one of the most inhospitable places on Earth and its implications for the world's future ... The informative and touching account of the expanse's beauty leaves the reader desperate to visit the area, but also desperately sad for its future. Irish Examiner Gabrielle Walker's book comprehensively brings us up to date on the continent that is so much more than ice and seasonal penguins ... Many people will approach this book with images from David Attenborough's Frozen Planet stamped on their minds. Can it add to the live footage we've seen? Emphatically yes. Guardian This is not just a highly accessible ency-clopedia of Antarctic science. It interlaces researchers' stories with natural history, tales of the 'heroic age' of exploration and pas-sages that viscerally describe the cold, isola-tion and beauty of the environment. Nature The early Antarctic expeditions are thoroughly covered in this enthralling book. But, then again, so is every other aspect of a place that continues to haunt the human imagination ... Perhaps best of all, Walker gives us a fantastically vivid sense of what it's like to be in Antarctica. Reader's Digest
Gabrielle Walker befasst sich als leitende Redakteurin beim New Scientist mit Themen aus allen Bereichen der Wissenschaft und der modernen Technologien. Gabrielle Walker lebt in London.
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