By Gabrielle Walker
Antarctica is the main alien position in the world, the single a part of the earth the place people may perhaps by no means continue to exist unaided. Out of our fascination with it have come many books, such a lot of which specialize in just one point of its designated strangeness. None has controlled to catch the total story—until now.
Drawing on her wide travels around the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all of the major threads of lifestyles at the sizeable ice sheet into an problematic tapestry, illuminating what it relatively seems like to be there and why it attracts such a lot of other kinds of individuals. together with her we witness state-of-the-art technological know-how experiments, stopover at the South Pole, inn with American, Italian, and French researchers, force snowdozers, drill ice cores, and hear for the message Antarctica is sending us approximately our destiny in an age of worldwide warming.
This is an exhilarating journey to the farthest reaches of earth through the best technological know-how writers operating this present day.
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