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 capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to New Scientist and regular broadcaster with the BBC has written a book unlike any that has ever been written about the continent. Antarctica weaves all the significant threads into an intricate tapestry, made up of science, natural history, poetry, epic history, what it feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people back there again and again. It is only when all the parts come together that the underlying truths of the continent emerge. Antarctica is the most alien place on Earth, the only part of our planet where humans could never survive unaided. It is truly like walking on another planet. And yet, in its silence, its agelessness and its mysteries lie the secrets of our past, and of our future.Revue de presse :
`Brimful of science, heroism, tragedy and laugh-out-loud humour, Antarctica is an exciting an informative read.' ---- BBC Focus
`This is a fascinating insight into one of the most inhospitable places on Earth and its implications for the world's future ... The informative and touching account of the expanse's beauty leaves the reader desperate to visit the area, but also desperately sad for its future. --Irish Examiner
Gabrielle Walker's book comprehensively brings us up to date on the continent that is so much more than ice and seasonal penguins ... Many people will approach this book with images from David Attenborough's Frozen Planet stamped on their minds. Can it add to the live footage we've seen? Emphatically yes. --Guardian
This is not just a highly accessible encyclopedia of Antarctic science. It interlaces researchers' stories with natural history, tales of the 'heroic age' of exploration and passages that viscerally describe the cold, isolation and beauty of the environment. --Nature
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Description du livre Hardcover Mar 01, 2012. État : Neu. Ungelesenes Lagerexemplar. Leichte Lagerspuren am Cover - ansonsten unversehrt und neuwertig!. N° de réf. du libraire GC-9SI8-WNA9