1st Edition. Fine/Fine. Not price clipped. Gripping eco-thriller set in the early 21C., and there is a 'fight' for the last unstripped asset, Antarctica. Flat SIGNED by Author on title page without dedication.5647. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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
Review: In the near future, Wade Norton has been sent to Antarctica by Senator Phil Chase to investigate rumors of environmental sabotage. He arrives on the frozen continent and immediately begins making contact with the various scientific and political factions that comprise Antarctic society. What he finds is an interesting blend of inhabitants who don't always mesh well but who all share a common love of Antarctica and a fierce devotion to their life there. He also begins to uncover layers of Antarctic culture that have been kept hidden from the rest of the world, and some of them are dangerous indeed. Things are brought to a head when the saboteurs--or "ecoteurs" as they call themselves--launch an attack designed to drive humans off the face of Antarctica. This is Kim Stanley Robinson's first book since his award-winning Mars trilogy, and while some of the themes may be familiar to seasoned Robinson readers, the book is never less than engrossing. As usual Robinson does a masterful job with the setting of his story, and anyone interested in Antarctica won't want to miss this one. --Craig Engler
Titre : Antarctica SIGNED COPY
Éditeur : London: HarperCollins, 1997
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition.
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Description du livre Harper Collins., 1997. État : fine. First. Book-Near fine. Dj-Near fine. Protective covered. 9.5x6. 414pp. N° de réf. du libraire 134148
Description du livre État : Very Good. 1997, Harper Collins Publishers, Hard Cover, Book - VG, DJ - VG. N° de réf. du libraire 1765784
Description du livre HarperCollins, London, 1997. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. A very good, clean copy in unclipped dustjacket which shows signs of light shelf wear/rubbing. Bump to top edge of front board. "A gripping, provocative eco-thriller set early in the next century". Next post UK dispatch. Size: 8vo. N° de réf. du libraire 022188