Life in the Freezer: Natural History of the Antarctic

Life in the Freezer: Natural History of the Antarctic


By (author) Alastair Fothergill, Introduction by Sir David Attenborough

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  • Publisher: BBC BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 276mm x 20mm | 1,080g
  • Publication date: 4 November 1993
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0563364319
  • ISBN 13: 9780563364313
  • Illustrations note: 120 colour photographs, 6 maps

Product description

Published to accompany a BBC1 television series presented by David Attenborough, this is an illustrated natural history of the Antarctic. Season by season, it traces the lives of the fish, birds, mammals and plants of an extraordinary continent. Spring finds whales, seals and birds feeding in the richest ocean in the world, and summer sees a frenzy of activity as the Antarctic inhabitants race to breed before the onset of winter. In autumn their young face many hazards - leopard seals snatch fledgling penguins from their parents and killer whales overturn ice-floes to attack the seals. In winter, when the frozen sea literally doubles the size of their home, only the remarkable emperor penguins and a few brave humans remain. Meanwhile, below the ice, underwater cameras capture pictures of abundant life - giant spiders, soft corals and countless varieties of fish.

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