Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Antarctica: The Blue Continent

Antarctica: The Blue Continent (Hardback)

£19.99
Unavailable. No reason given.
Unavailable

Synopsis

This is the story of Antarctica, the last great wilderness on earth. Isolated by ice, wind and the wild seas of the Southern Ocean, it is the world's most pristine environment, a region of spectacular natural beauty that is home, despite extreme weather conditions, to an astonishing diversity of wildlife. Written by polar experts and packed with maps and photographs, Antarctica journeys through the continent's landscape, ecology and history. It introduces the penguins, whales, seals and many other species that have perfected techniques of survival here, and explains the threat that global warming poses to their unique habitats. It also celebrates human endurance in a harsh environment, from the contemporary scientists snowed into their research stations to the heroic but often tragic explorers of the past, such as Amundsen, who reached the Pole in 1911, Scott, who perished in the attempt, and Shackleton, who survived months on the ice without suitable clothing or equipment.

For travellers to Antarctica and for those who will never reach this most inaccessible of continents, hundreds of photographs capture a entrancing landscape of peaks, glaciers, icebergs and wind-carved snow sculptures, as well as penguin colonies, seal wallows and the historical sites that have been literally frozen in time.

Travel & MapsPlaces & peoples: pictorial works Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2005 ISBN-13: 9780711224766  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Unavailable. No reason given.  

Award-winning travel writer David McGonigal has completed some forty visits to the polar regions, most recently as a shipboard presenter and photographer. He is a graduate in arts and law at Sydney University, a lfe member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Dr Lynn Woodworth lives in Sydney where she has managed genetic research laboratories, co-ordinated a science conference and undertaken a variety of wildlife research projects. Her first Antarctic voyage was in 1995 and she's been there every year since.

More books by Lynn Woodworth

More books by David Mcgonacal

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Wales - 100 Remarkable Vistas
(Paperback)
Dyfed Elis-Gruffydd
 
 
£19.99
 
Way of Harmony: Portraits from Bhutan
(Hardback)
A. J. Heath
 
 
£30.00
 

Currently out of stock

The Recent Past
(Hardback)
James Ravilious
 
 
£30.00
 
Winter: (Seasons Quartet 2)
(Hardback)
Karl Ove Knausgaard; Ingvild Burkey;...
 
 
£16.99
 
Latest Blog
#FoylesFive: Swap Snowflakes for Stardust
17/11/2017

Swap snowflakes for stardust this Christmas with some recommends that are out of this world, from Jamie-Lee from our Birmingham branch.

Read an extract of The Book of the Year
15/11/2017

Behold The Book of the Year, by the “No Such Thing As A Fish” podcasters a.k.a the QI Elves. The book is a surreal, silly and wonderful compendium of irreverent and topical facts that show 2017 in a unique light.

Japan: the Perfect Setting for a Crime Novel
14/11/2017

Nicolas explains why Japan is the perfect backdrop to a crime novel.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd