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Lost Antarctica : adventures in a disappearing land

Author: James McClintock
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
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"Few of us will ever get to Antarctica. The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight makes the sixth continent virtually uninhabitable for humans. Yet marine biologist James B. McClintock has spent three decades studying the frozen land in order to understand better the world that lies beneath it. In this luminous and closely observed account, one of the world's leading experts on Antarctica introduces  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James McClintock
ISBN: 9781137278883 1137278889
OCLC Number: 858610811
Description: xvi, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Journeys South It is All About the Ice Life Adrift: The Small Organisms Matter Antarctic Seafloor: An Oasis in the Desert Polar Acid Seas The March of the King Crabs Ghost Rookeries: The Decline of the Adelie Penguin Closing the Gap: Antarctica as a Global Solution
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Hidden between the ice and snow of Antarctica is a world unlike any other. In this closely observed account, leading marine ecologist James McClintock gives us an unprecedented look at the ravages of  Read more...

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