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9 edition of Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme found in the catalog.

Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme

400 Years of Adventure

by Marilyn J. Landis

  • 397 Want to read
  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Chicago Review Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geographical discovery & exploration,
  • History of other lands,
  • Travel & holiday guides,
  • Special Interest - Adventure,
  • History: World,
  • Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Antarctica,
  • Polar Regions,
  • Expeditions & Discoveries,
  • Earth Sciences - Geography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages396
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8596203M
    ISBN 101556524803
    ISBN 109781556524806
    OCLC/WorldCa53099467

    The fungi in Antarctica are able to survive in some of the most hostile conditions on the planet. Although Antarctica is completely devoid of trees, wood-decay fungi are gorging on the wooden huts long abandoned by Ernest Shackleton and Robert Scott, two of the continent’s most legendary explorers.. The vacant huts are over a century old, and it seems that a few species .   I had a chance to speak with dozens of Flat Earth supporters to talk about exploring Antarctica and to get their response to the recent highly publicized journey across Antarctica by Colin O'Brady.

    If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, .   The Deepest Dive in Antarctica Reveals a Sea Floor Teeming With Life No one really knows what’s in the deep ocean in Antarctica. Now we have the technology to reach into the ocean depths, we.

    The Book Club Click to join in the discussion about this month's book, Harvesting by Lisa Harding Atlantic Podcast A three-part series exploring the mystery of Peter Bergmann - Author: Aidan Dunne.   Antarctica is on the top of everyone’s bucket list these days as people spend tens of thousands of dollars to check out the world’s southernmost frozen .


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Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings, and agonizing losses abound in this unique historical Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme book. 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 Cited by: 3.

"The danger and excitement of Antarctic exploration are unmatched in the annals of adventure travel. Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme surveys four centuries and 40 expeditions to Antarctica, recounting, often in the explorersÆ own words, the wonders and the catastrophes they encountered.

Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, and macabre deaths from storms and /5(6). Antarctica book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme is a historical survey of the past /5. Antarctica Cruising Guide: A definitive field guide to Antarctica that caters to South Pole visitors traveling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat.

This guide that is packed with color photos, wildlife descriptions and detailed area maps of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme book Georgia and the Ross : Amanda Zeisset.

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Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American Libraries. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on June Pages: 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.

It's not apparent what Chapters 13 "Exploring Antarctica's Geography and Wildlife," are doing here at all; they seem to belong to a different book altogether. Finally, the use of photographs is inadequate, and the maps are outright bad.

A book like this needs an excellent effort in both those departments/5(1). The danger and excitement of Antarctic exploration from the earliest seas voyages through the 20th century. It will astound and astonish you, not only for the simple beauty of it, but also for the amount of research that must have gone into the book to achieve a stunning result.

Fabulous sights, hair-raising escapes, jubilant homecomings. The name Antarctica is the romanised version of the Greek compound word ἀνταρκτική (antarktiké), feminine of ἀνταρκτικός (antarktikós), meaning "opposite to the Arctic", "opposite to the north". Aristotle wrote in his book Meteorology about an Antarctic region in c.

Marinus of Tyre reportedly used the name in his unpreserved world map from the 2nd century Area: 14, km² (5, sq mi). Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica is the rare sort of book that can make the walls dissolve around you while reading it, so that you are no longer surrounded by the comfortable environs of your living room, or bedroom, but rather are completely immersed in the world described by the novelist: in this case, the knee-weakening, heartache beauty of the frozen /5.

Exploring the Extreme Years of Adventure Marilyn J. Landis For sure, no one from the tenements of Brooklyn or Cheapside or the bowels of Calcutta is going to turn up in Antarctica, since transportation there and back is a matter of ten thousand dollars or so, plus the lack of ghetto-style hotel accommodations.

(which he recounted in. Buy Antarctica: Exploring the Extreme - Years of Adventure 1 by Marilyn J. Landis (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low 5/5(1). Antarctica is the last truly unexplored wilderness in the world, and the source of endless fascination for scientists, explorers, and following titles examine different themes in the study of this mysterious on each picture to see that item in the library's catalog.

Printable list (with additional titles). Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent 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.

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Lake Vostok, Antarctica: Exploring a Subglacial Lake and Searching for Life in an Extreme Environment Authors: Petit, Jean Robert ; Alekhina, Irina ; Bulat, Sergey. In January, Captain James Cook crosses the Antarctic circle and circumnavigates Antarctica, though he doesn't sight land, deposits of rock seen in icebergs showed that a southern continent exists.

His comment - "I make bold to declare that the world will derive no benefit from it". - Captain Thaddeus Bellingshausen a Russian naval officer in the Vostok and.

Antarctica is an otherworldly land of extremes. But perhaps nothing there is as extreme as Mount Erebus, one of Antarctica’s two active volcanoes and the southernmost active volcano on Earth.

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Almost three miles of ice buries most of Antarctica, cloaking a continent half again as large as the United States. But when an Antarctic ice .Lake Vostok, Antarctica: Exploring a Subglacial Lake and Searching for Life in an Extreme Environment.