New book from the Natural History Museum
Surviving Antarctica by David N. Thomas
Foreword by Ray Mears
“In this fascinating book David Thomas takes us to Antarctica in a very personal way...” From foreword by Ray Mears.
In a land of terrifying winds, fearful cold and icebergs the size of London, survival is everything. Journey to the end of the Earth and discover how life survives some of the most extreme conditions on the planet in Surviving Antarctica.
This timely book provides an invaluable insight into the lives of all beings living and working in this hostile environment. Find out how scientists prepare for an expedition, how male Emperor penguins use their feet to protect their young, and what effect climate change may have on this fragile ecosystem.
With unique blog extracts from experts in the field and stunning photographs throughout, Surviving Antarctica reveals the wonders of life on the ‘white continent’.
• Published to coincide with the launch of International Polar Year,
which runs from March 2007
• Ties in with major new exhibition Ice Station Antarctica at the
Natural History Museum, which runs from May 2007 to April 2008
About the author
Professor David N. Thomas is a marine scientist at the University of Wales,
Bangor and has been on five expeditions to the Antarctic and two to the
Arctic. He has written features for Science, BBC Wildlife Magazine and New
Scientist, and is author of Seaweeds (Natural History Museum, 2002) and
Frozen Oceans (Natural History Museum, 2004). David is available for
Ray Mears is perhaps the foremost expert on bushcraft and survival. He has
also become a household name through his books and television series
including Tracks, World of Survival, Extreme Survival, Trips Money Can't Buy
with Ewan McGregor, and The Real Heroes of Telemark.
Publication date: 24 May 2007
ISBN 10: 0 565 09217 0
ISBN 13: 978 0 565 09217 7
Format: Paperback with flaps
Size: 228 x 273 mm, 96 pp
Illustrations: Colour throughout
Subject classification: Popular
science; natural history
Readership: General readers
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