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Title:The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica
Price:AUD$13.00 (about USD$10.10)
Category:History
ISBN:9780803216174
Item ID:P002-3212
Quantity:1
Publisher:University of Nebraska Press, USA, 2008
Edition:First
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Very Good (ex-library)
Dust Jacket:Very Good
University of Nebraska Press, 2008, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good (ex-library), Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First

Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 289 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Front endpapers and title pages marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. The dust jacket has been protected by a removable plastic cover. More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance of international researchers against the crystalline dreamscape of a continent at the bottom of the world. When Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the first time with Greenpeace, she was hoping to save the world. In the twenty years since then she has shifted to the no less difficult task of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and stories, learning the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her own journey. This book pieces together the tragic and heroic tales of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author's personal observations. The result is a remarkable collage that evokes the beauty and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth's last wilderness. A kaleidoscope of legends, stories, field notes, images, reports, history, letters, and research, the book renders an impression, at once vast and microscopic, of the effect of human beings on the land and ice we call Antarctica, and its effect on us. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Arctic & Antarctic. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780803216174. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3212.
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