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A history of Antarctica (edition 1996)

by Stephen Martin

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Title:A history of Antarctica
Authors:Stephen Martin
Info:Sydney: State Library of New South Wales Press, 1996. 272 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims., maps (some col.), ports. ; 26
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Disappointing, I bought it - to add to my extensive Antarctic collection - from the publishers bookshop at the State Library of NSW. However it is written in a pedestrian style, suffers grossly from a lack of maps (try the Readers Digest Antarctica to see how maps should be done!) and contains at least two glaring errors that should've been picked up by a good fact checker/editor. Sorry to say this about a fellow librarian but definitely a good book trying to get out of a first draft. Hmmm. Still the pictures are nice! ( )
  Figgles | Jan 5, 2008 |
A crisply written history of the coldest continent by a librarian at the State Library of New South Wales. The account of Captain Cook's southern voyages which succeeded in disproving the existence of another continent in the southern latitudes is particlarly good.
  hmc276 | May 26, 2007 |
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This is a comprehensive history of Antarctica from the earliest human contact through to the present. It covers the early explorers (Polynesians), the flora and the fauna, geological features, and the amazing marine diversity. The author discusses the physical and emotional effect of Antarctica on explorers, scientists, workers and visitors.… (more)

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