OverviewNow packed with three additional destination sections, as well as even more breathtaking color photographs, wildlife descriptions, and detailed area maps, this updated edition to a bestselling Antarctican travel guide includes fascinating, full accounts of interesting places, spectacular landscapes, and local plants and wildlife—from penguins and other birds 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 travelers who are recognized experts in the continent's wildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous color photographs of the great white south. Special attention is paid to explaining the threats to Antarctic conservation, including global warming, and there are tips on how visitors can minimize their own impact and help preserve this unique continent.
Reviews"This is a gorgeous book with all you ever wanted to know about the Earth’s most unusual and inspiring destination . . . Even those who don’t plan to go to Antarctica any time soon will love this inspirational book." —Destinations
"Worth buying for the illustrations alone . . . some of the best photographs of Antarctic wildlife I have seen. A pleasant change from the standard ‘bird standing in the water’ shots of many field guides . . . an excellent souvenir for any passenger to the area." —Polar Record
Author BiographyPeter Carey is a zoologist who has made more than 60 trips to Antarctica working as a lecturer and expedition leader. He is the director of the conservation organization Subantarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research. Craig Franklin is a zoology professor at the University of Queensland and has made more than 20 trips to Antarctica. He has published more than 100 scientific works, including articles in the academic journals Nature and Science.