Having always been fascinated by these singular landscapes, Sergio Rossi reconstructs some of the episodes that have marked the exploration of these territories, such as the dramatic race between Amundsen and Scott to conquer the South Pole and Captain Shackleton's odyssey to save his crew from certain death. But also modern trips including his own to these remote areas, explaining many aspects of the current science and political competition that is underway.
A Journey in Antarctica leads us on an entertaining overview of all the problems and opportunities that the planet's most forgotten continent offers to humans. A remote mass of ice upon which our future as a species depends and which we cannot continue to ignore any longer.
Sergio Rossi is an Associate professor at DiSTeBA (Universita del Salento) and a Permanent Professor of Labomar (Universidade Federal do Ceara), specializing in marine natural resources and biological oceanography. His main subjects are health status bioindicators of benthic coastal populations, energy fluxes in the benthopelagic coupling processes, seascape restoration, blue carbon and the management and conservation of wild marine fauna. Sergio Rossi has more than 140 SCI publications, has participated in more than 60 national and international congresses and in 50 scientific and applied projects. He is also a scientific journalist and writer, with 10 published books (Oceans in Decline, Copernicus, Springer-Nature, amongst others).