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The Resource Antarctica : an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent, Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica : an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent, Gabrielle Walker

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Antarctica : an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent
Title
Antarctica
Title remainder
an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent
Statement of responsibility
Gabrielle Walker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This profile of Antarctica and its indigenous life traces the history of regional exploration and the science currently being conducted there while explaining how Antarctica reveals key insights into the planet's environmental future. Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the Earth where humans could never survive unaided. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica the author weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming
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Walker, Gabrielle
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G860
LC item number
.W35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Antarctica
Label
Antarctica : an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent, Gabrielle Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, c2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-374) and index
Contents
East Antarctic Coast : Alien World. Welcome to Mactown ; The march of the penguins ; Mars on Earth -- The High Plateau : Turning Point. The South Pole ; Concordia -- West Antarctica : Home Truths. A human touch ; Into the west
Control code
851562142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
xxiv, 388 p.
Isbn
9780151015207
Lccn
2012014248
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)851562142
Label
Antarctica : an intimate portrait of a mysterious continent, Gabrielle Walker
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Bloomsbury, c2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-374) and index
Contents
East Antarctic Coast : Alien World. Welcome to Mactown ; The march of the penguins ; Mars on Earth -- The High Plateau : Turning Point. The South Pole ; Concordia -- West Antarctica : Home Truths. A human touch ; Into the west
Control code
851562142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed
Extent
xxiv, 388 p.
Isbn
9780151015207
Lccn
2012014248
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)851562142

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