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Title   Antarctica : An Intimate Portrait of the World's Most Mysterious Continent 

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Author   WALKER Gabrille  ISBN   9781408811108  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Bloomsbury  Group   New Zealand View shopping cart
Binding   Hardback Category   NZ Natural H  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2012 
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Synopsis There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to New Scientist and regular broadcaster with the BBC has written a book unlike any that has ever been written about the continent. Antarctica weaves all the significant threads into an intricate tapestry, made up of science, natural history, poetry, epic history, what it feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people back there again and again. It is only when all the parts come together that the underlying truths of the continent emerge. Antarctica is the most alien place on Earth, the only part of our planet where humans could never survive unaided. It is truly like walking on another planet. And yet, in its silence, its agelessness and its mysteries lie the secrets of our past, and of our future.

Featured in the 30 April 2012 New Zealand newsletter.
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