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Thirty years ago, Antarctica was the haunt primarily of explorers, scientists and their support staff. Very few people had yet had opportunities to visit just to say they had been; the continent was too far away, too cold and too expensive to reach. Now things are different. Antarctica is still far away and still exceedingly cold, but it has become more accessible and known to millions, mainly through television. Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent. It is not just the snow and ice of popular imagination-though both are abundant-but it also has a fascinating wealth of birds and mammals and even plant life. Professor Stonehouse has drawn on more than 50 years experience of Antarctica to produce a guide that will appeal to all. History, geology, wildlife and the environment are here with plenty of jargon-free scientific information and all written in an engaging and refreshing style. * Authoritative guide to the Last Continent--Antarctica * Written by a world-renowned expert * Packed with jargon-free scientific information * Extensive bibliography for further reading * Refreshing and easy-to-read style * Lavishly illustrated
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Professor Bernard Stonehouse is a research biologist who began working in Antarctica shortly after World War II. He is recognized as one of the leading authorities on the area and has published many books, both popular and scientific, on the polar regions. For the last ten years he has worked at the Scott Polar Research Institute of Cambridge University in England studying Antarctic tourism.Review:
Read his book to savor the majesty and sheer enjoyment of discovering the last great wilderness and its abundant wildlife. -- Tony Soper, BBC
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