Lost Antarctica

Lost Antarctica

Adventures in A Disappearing Land

Book - 2012
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"... one of the world's leading experts on Antarctica introduces the reader to this fascinating world: the extraordinary wildlife that persists despite such harsh conditions and the way each of the pieces fits into the puzzle of this intricate environment-- from single-celled organisms to baleen whales, with leopard seals, penguins, 50-foot algae, sea spiders, coral, and multicolored sea stars in between. Now, as temperatures rise, the fragile ecosystem is under attack"--P. [2] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2012
Description: xii, 231 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780230112452
0230112455
Branch Call Number: 578.09989 McC

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ChristchurchLib Dec 12, 2012

"In this evocative combination of natural history, adventure memoir, and travelogue, veteran marine biologist James McClintock, one of the foremost experts on Antarctica, describes the stunning beauty of the continent, its amazing diversity of life, and the devastating effects of global warming that threaten it. And he does so in a "charming and anecdote-filled" (Publishers Weekly) way that even English majors can enjoy. McClintock, who has been studying Antarctica's diverse plant and animal life for decades and has made 13 research trips there, also discusses the area's dangerous and harsh living conditions. If you'd like another vividly described look at this fascinating place and would appreciate hearing an outsider's perspective, try journalist Sara Wheeler's Terra Incognita." Armchair Travel December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=578249

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