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4.0 out of 5 stars It is exactly what is says - a complete view of the region, 30 Dec 2008
This review is from: Antarctica: The Complete Story (Hardcover)
This is a comprehensive book that covers a wide range of Antarctic related topics in just the right amount of depth, well supported by excellent photographs and drawings/diagrams/maps, making it very accessible. It presents a lot of information about the region's geography, geology, wildlife, the history of exploration and current issues that will amply satisfy the armchair explorer and is a must for anyone contemplating, or preparing for, a visit. It's coverage goes beyond the continent itself and gives a good insight into the main outlying islands, such as South Georgia, which are often included in itineraries of visits to the area. The presence of a section on the Arctic is for comparative purposes I assume, but feels superfluous. Academics will want more depth, but this is an excellent signpost, and naturalists will need a supplementary field guide for i/d purposes as this book is not in any way portable !
This is truly a great book, well worth the money and I'd recommend not economising on The Blue Continent by the same authors which is a shortened version of the same book. You won't regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Complete Book, 19 Mar 2009
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This review is from: Antarctica: The Complete Story (Hardcover)
Antarctica: The Complete Story must be the most complete book on any subject. A weighty tomb to have on your lap late at night reading, but what a fascinating and thorough coverage of the least unknown continent. Well written with beautiful photography, this book covers the geography, history, people and wildlife. It can be used as an invaluable reference or an amazing historical read.
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