By Charles Neider
Author and Antarctic explorer Neider tells of his 3rd journey to the frozen continent, describing the foreign stations there and the targets they're operating towards. Neider additionally excursions the Antarctic panorama, gazing the geography and natural world and evoking it intimately. Devoting scrutiny to the foreign treaties that guard the continent politically and environmentally, Neider unearths how vital these treaties are. additionally integrated during this paintings are interviews with Antarctic pioneers Sir Charles Wright, Sir Vivian Fuchs, and Laurence Gould.
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