Antarctica Cruising Guide

Antarctica Cruising Guide

By (author) Craig Franklin , By (author) Peter Carey

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Now packed with three additional destination sections, as well as even more breathtaking color photographs, wildlife descriptions, and detailed area maps, this updated edition to a bestselling Antarctican travel guide includes fascinating, full accounts ofinteresting places, spectacular landscapes, and local plants and wildlifefrom penguins and other birds towhales, seals, and myriad mammals. Adefinitive field guide to Antarctica, this book caters to South Pole visitors traveling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat. Written by experienced Antarctic travelers who are recognized experts inthe continent'swildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous color photographs of the great white south. Special attention is paid to explaining the threats to Antarctic conservation, including global warming, and there are tips on how visitors can minimize their own impact and help preserve this unique continent."

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129.54 x 180.34 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • 23 Nov 2009
  • Awa Press
  • Wellington
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 250 full-colour photographs, 12 maps
  • 0958291632
  • 9780958291637
  • 171,124

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Peter Carey is a zoologist who has made more than 60 trips to Antarctica working as a lecturer and expedition leader. He is the director of the conservation organization Subantarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research. Craig Franklin is a zoology professor at the University of Queensland and has made more than20 trips to Antarctica. He has publishedmore than100 scientific works, includingarticles in the academic journals "Nature" and "Science.""

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"Worth buying for the illustrations alone . . . some of the best photographs of Antarctic wildlife I have seen.A pleasant change from the standard bird standing in the water shots of many field guides . . . an excellent souvenir for any passenger to the area." "Polar Record""

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