Author: David Day
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199861453
Release Date: 2013
Genre: History

Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.


Author: Gabrielle Walker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547536972
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Science

Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, visit the South Pole, lodge with American, Italian, and French researchers, drive snowdozers, drill ice cores, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming. This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today.


Author: Wendy Vierow
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823966887
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes some of the natural wonders, regions, plants, animals, and natural resources of Antarctica.

Portrait of Antarctica

Publisher: Philip's
ISBN: UOM:39015011816827
Release Date: 1983
Genre: History

Largely pictorial account, jointly written by Launcelot Fleming, Kevin Walton, Jonathon Walton and Paul Copestake. All have experienced life on and around the Antarctic Peninsula at intervals over the years 1934-1983. Also includes additional photographs from the collection of Jim Bishop.


Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307571858
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Fiction

The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review

International Law for Antarctica

Author: Francesco Francioni
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9041103643
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Law

The volume is the result of an on-going research project on the Antarctic regime being carried out in various Italian universities and open to the participation of scholars and experts from different countries. Two concomitant factors led to the undertaking of the project: the increasing interest aroused by Antarctica in the scientific community, and the dynamic evolution of the Antarctic question in international law and politics. The result is something different from simply a second edition of a previous book, as it was clear that certain topics required entirely new treatment, especially environmental protection, liability, and institutional development. The editors tried to carefully co-ordinate the 21 individual contributions so as to properly cover the whole range of topics while at the same time preserving the pluralistic character of the book.


ISBN: UVA:35007004703355
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Antarctica


Author: Katie Bagley
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736833579
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the continent of Antarctica, including its landforms, regions, ice shelves, plant and animal life, and the scientists who perform research there.


Author: John Stewart
Publisher: McFarland & Company
ISBN: UOM:39015019610297
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Nature


Author: A. R. Schaefer
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736854266
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Describes the continent of Antarctica, including climate, landforms, plants, animals, claims, people, as well as Antarctica and the world"--Provided by publisher.

Antarctica Exploring the Extreme

Author: Marilyn Landis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781569765913
Release Date: 2001-10
Genre: History

The danger and excitement of Antarctic exploration from the earliest sea voyages through the 20th-century overland expeditions racing to the South Pole.


Author: Tony Soper
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781784770914
Release Date: 2018-03-19
Genre: Animals

Updated throughout, the 7th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those 'going south'. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, with full coverage of plumage and identification. Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. Tony Soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast. Antarctica's wildlife is under threat. The Southern Ocean is warming and the most obvious effect is on the continental ice shelves. Spectacular retreats and monster carvings from the west coast of the peninsula have been seen in recent decades. Less ice means fewer krill, which depend on the ice-edge for the algae which nourish them. In turn, this will impact on seal and whale numbers. In the case of penguins, while kings and macaronis, for instance, are doing well, the magnificently adapted and truly Antarctic species, Adélies and emperors, are in decline. In the case of emperors, maybe by as much as 50%. Bradt's Antarctica not only helps you to identify and understand species and habitats, it also explains the issues faced by this extraordinary continent, regarded by many as one of the most precious places on the planet.


Author: Jeff Rubin
ISBN: UCSD:31822023212590
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Travel

Offers information about travel to Antarctica, describes gateway locations, and discusses wildlife, historic and scientific sites, and environmental concerns


Author: David McGonigal
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1554073987
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

A comprehensive guide filled with vibrant illustrations and detailed maps captures this wondrous and remote land of ice and snow, with up-to-date information on its climate, the nature of ice, its famous explorers, conservation issues, geology, geography, and the animals who call it home.


Author: Susan Fox Rogers
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Incorporated
ISBN: 1932361537
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: History

The stories in this book reveal the challenges and rewards of exploring the otherworldly continent of Antarctica. -- p.[4] of cover.