Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent by Gabrielle Walker

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By Gabrielle Walker

Antarctica is the main alien position in the world, the one a part of the earth the place people may possibly by no means live on unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, such a lot of which specialize in just one element of its specified strangeness. None has controlled to trap the full story—until now.

Drawing on her wide travels around the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves the entire major threads of lifestyles at the titanic ice sheet into an tricky tapestry, illuminating what it relatively sounds like to be there and why it attracts such a lot of other forms of individuals. together with her we witness state-of-the-art technology experiments, stopover at the South Pole, hotel with American, Italian, and French researchers, force snowdozers, drill ice cores, and pay attention for the message Antarctica is sending us approximately our destiny in an age of world warming.

This is an exhilarating journey to the farthest reaches of earth by way of the most effective technological know-how writers operating this day.

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