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Antarctica (Cadogan Guides) [Paperback]

Sara Wheeler
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30 April 1997 Cadogan Guides
"Amazingly well up-dated and researched. -- The Times (London)

"Cadogan's specialty is uncovering delightful secrets in some of the earth's most traveled spots". -- The Independent

"Entertaining companions with sharp insights ... The series has received plaudits worldwide for intelligence, orginality and a slightly irreverent sense of fun. -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"Cadogan Guides have a reputation as the outstanding series for the independent traveler who doesn't want to follow the crowd". -- Daily Telegraph (London)

"... evocatively charming and chatty as they are informed". -- New York Daily News

"Understated humorous writing". -- New York Daily

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Cadogan Guides (30 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860110479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860110474
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.6 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,236,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Rather thin all round. 28 Aug 2002
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I picked up this book because it claimed on the cover to also have some information about the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. However, having left and sat down with a coffee, I discovered that the Falklands Islands consisted of around 2 or 3 pages with barely any information on what to see there or how to travel around. This makes it of little use for planning a trip, but does fill in a 5 minute gap waiting for the bus!
Looking through the rest of the book on Antarctica, it it had an older style 'educational' feel with distinct sections on 'wildlife' and 'explorers', rather than an integrated guide broken down by area. Overall the book was rather thin both in size and content, and would perhaps appeal more to children as educational interest. If you want to discover more about Antarctica both for your general interest and as a good travel guide, I'd highly recommend the Lonely Planet guide - it is considerably more substantial, better written and comprehensive in content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars First class book, filled with good facts and easy to read. 4 Mar 1999
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This book is a must read for anyone who plans to travel south of Argentina. The book has brief but satisfying histories of the area, discriptions of what difficulties and enjoyments polar regions offer visitors and masses of what to do and how to do it. It is a splendid little manual for all who hanker after an exotic, safe and pleasant trip to Antarctica, the Falklands and South Georgia..
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good basic guide to Antarctic travel and resources 14 Feb 1998
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This book basically covers it all- wildlife, history, how to get there, what there is once you get there. It is portable and readable, with all the most basic information you need- but it is not a comprehensive guide book, like the Lonely Planet guide. José Kirchner
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book overall 19 Mar 2001
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I really enjoyed this book. I bought it to learn about Antarctica, and initially, I was a little disappointed with the seemingly superfluous information such as which cruises are available, etc. But there is some really interesting information in this book that seems trivial but is really fascinating, such as what people on Antarctica eat or what they do to keep themselves occupied. I really enjoyed this book and I finished it thinking I had just acquired a wealth of knowledge about the mysterious continent.
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