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Antarctica: Exploring a Fragile Eden

by Jonathan Scott

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Nichts neues im Süden. Pleasantly told, awkward mix of a tourist boat trip, tales of the great explorers and eco biological detail. Marred by an audio reading where all measurements given in imperial and metric rendering both ungraspable, plus more than the usual spray of mispronunciations of exotic words: what for example is a "Levithian"? ( )
  vguy | Jun 15, 2014 |
This was an audiobook I picked up from the library. It was not what I expected and I thought it would be about an exploration trip to the Antarctic. It turned out to be about people who have travelled there, the flora and fauna there and the geology of the area. It was interesting although the narrator sounded pretty bored at times which sometimes made me switch off. Overall, a good book - probably better to be read as I would assume it has loads of photographs in it. I might see if I can find it at my local bookstore and have a skim through to see what I've missed. ( )
  Fluffyblue | Mar 29, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0007183453, Hardcover)

Weaving together the discovery stories of explorers such as Cook, Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, with the ecological stories of whaling and sealing, fishing and climate change, man's impact on this magnificent continent is revealed. For such an austere, frozen, and inhospitable environment, Antarctica is in fact a surprisingly fragile Eden.

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Weaving together the discovery stories of explorers such as Cook, Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen, with ecological stories of whaling, mining and the greenhouse effect, the authors reveal man's impact on Antarctica.

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