Antarctica Cruising Guide (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.""

Praise For…

"This is a gorgeous book with all you ever wanted to know about the Earth’s most unusual and inspiring destination . . . Even those who don’t plan to go to Antarctica any time soon will love this inspirational book."  Destinations

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780958291637
ISBN-10: 0958291632
Publisher: Awa Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 291
Language: English