By: David McGonigal and Lynn Woodworth
608 pages, Col photos, col illus, maps
Covers the following topics: Geography and geology; Climate and weather; Ice, icebergs, glaciers and land formations; History and exploration; Wildlife and flora - how unique life has evolved in a very harsh environment; Polar science - the scientists who live and work in Antarctica, the research bases; Icebreaker shipping and tourism; Politics and treaties and the interested parties, including the 1988 Minerals Convention; The people of the Arctic; and Conservation and the future (specific Polar issues, such as melting of the ice caps and ozone depletion).
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