Lost Antarctica

Lost Antarctica

Adventures in A Disappearing Land

Book - 2012
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Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
ISBN: 9780230112452
Branch Call Number: 559.89 MCCLINT
Characteristics: xii, 231 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"In this evocative combination of natural history, adventure memoir, and travelogue, veteran marine biologist James McClintock, one of the foremost experts on Antarctica, describes the stunning beauty of the continent, its amazing diversity of life, and the devastating effects of global warming that threaten it. And he does so in a "charming and anecdote-filled" (Publishers Weekly) way that even English majors can enjoy. McClintock, who has been studying Antarctica's diverse plant and animal life for decades and has made 13 research trips there, also discusses the area's dangerous and harsh living conditions. If you'd like another vividly described look at this fascinating place and would appreciate hearing an outsider's perspective, try journalist Sara Wheeler's Terra Incognita." Armchair Travel December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=578249


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