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Fully revised with a new chapter on climate change and updated and expanded maps. Focusing on the geography and physical phenomena of this remote region, this book contains all the information visitors will need during their trip. It describes and explains the geographical setting, climate and weather, geology, glaciology, and much more, and includes the location of research stations and historic sites. Drawing on the world-class scientific and cartographic expertise of BAS, the guide is perfect for adventure tourists and visiting scientists alike.
About the Author
British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council. For over 60 years BAS has undertaken the majority of Britain’s scientific research on and around the Antarctic continent. It employs over 400 staff, and supports three research stations in the Antarctic, at Rothera, Halley and Signy. Dr. Adrian Fox is Head of Mapping and Geographic Information at British Antarctic Survey, co-chair of the international Scientific Committee on Antarctic Geographic Information, and a member of the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee.