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Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme 400 Years of Adventure (Inscribed By Author)

Landis, Marilyn J.

Published by Chicago Review Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 1556524285 / ISBN 13: 9781556524288
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Title: Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme 400 Years ...

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author


Hard Cover - VG/VG - Book and dust jacket are clean and tight with light wear - Inscribed by Author - Illustrated - Index - 395 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 245720

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Synopsis: Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical adventure. Far more complete than competing narratives of Antarctic exploration, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme documents dozens of voyages, from the earliest days of long-distance sea travel, through the rapacious exploitation of seal and whale in the 19th century, to the 20th-century overland expeditions racing to the South Pole. The drama continues as 10 nations scramble to claim the continent, and a review of today?s Antarctica by region details further expeditions as well as geology, terrain, and historical and scientific sites.

About the Author: Marilyn J. Landis was trained as a geologist and earth scientist specializing in Antarctica. Now a freelance writer, she traveled to Antarctica seven times to research this book.

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