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Now packed with even more breathtaking color photographs, wildlife descriptions, and detailed area maps, this updated fourth edition of this bestselling Antarctica travel guide includes fascinating, full accounts of interesting places, spectacular landscapes, and local plants and wildlife—from penguins and other seabirds to whales, seals, and myriad mammals. A definitive field guide to Antarctica, this book caters to South Pole visitors traveling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat. Written by experienced Antarctic scientists and travel guides who are recognized experts in the continent's wildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous color photographs of the great white south. This new edition pays special attention to explaining the threats to Antarctic conservation, including from climate change, global warming, and plastics pollution, and includes tips on how visitors can minimize their own impact and help preserve this unique continent.
About the Author
Peter Carey is a zoologist whose work has included studies of penguin behaviour, sea-bird ecology, fish physiology, and the social behaviour of seals. Craig Franklin is a professor in zoology at The University of Queensland, Australia. He has published over 260 scientific works.