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End of the earth : voyages to Antarctica
End of the earth : voyages to Antarctica
Matthiessen, Peter2004
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Review: Matthiessen chronicles two voyages into the frozen seas that surround a landmass larger than the continental United States, most of it buried under eternal snow and ice as much as three miles deep. Ninety percent of the world's fresh water is locked in this immense ice cap, a remote region profoundly important to our environment. The author addresses the subject with authority and passion, discussing everything from global warming and the ozone layer to the vital role of krill, the teeming crustacea which are the cornerstone of the marine food chain.
Main title:
Imprint:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2004.
Collation:
242 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.Bibliography, p. 223-225.
ISBN:
0792268369 (pbk)
Dewey class:
508.989508.989
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryScience and Technology508.989 MATAvailable
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