Investigating the great circumpolar sea that surrounds Antarctica, an in-depth study analyzes its ecosystem, pivotal role in the creation of global weather, and the important moments in human history that took place there. National ad/promo.
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A popular science writer explores the mysterious, ecologically delicate Southern Ocean in a captivating blend of historical anecdotes, scientific revelation, and personal epiphany.From Library Journal:
Gorman is a former columnist for Discover and current writer for the New York Times Magazine, and his columns have been collected in Man with No Endorphins and Other Reflections on Science (LJ 3/1/88). He received funding from the National Science Foundation to go to Antarctica to write about the Southern Ocean, "an ocean rich in history as well as natural history." Gorman traveled the circumpolar sea by icebreaker, from the McMurdo research center and from other locations. He places the region in context with historical references (Captain Cook explored the area) and describes its ecosystem of seals, whales, and birds. This enjoyable book is almost like a story told by a friend, sometimes tongue in cheek. For medium to large public and academic libraries with an interest in natural history, the region, oceanography, or marine biology. (Illustrations and index not seen.)?Jean E. Crampon, Hancock Biology & Oceanography Lib. Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060166207
Book Description Harpercollins Childrens Books, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1995. Hard Cover Half-Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New [Mylar protected]. First Edition [Stated]. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [190 pp] . FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER - NEW in NEW Mylar-protected DJ. Important scientific study on the Antarctic Ocean. LAID-IN publisher's promotion letter to the trade. Flawless. GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Bookseller Inventory # 05256
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