Birds, Beasts and Ice: An Antarctic Adventure (Paperback)
Antarctica: the highest, driest, coldest and most remote continent on earth.
earth. The cost of tours, even to the more accessible regions on the
Antarctic Peninsula, are prohibitive for most people. In a rare case of
right time, right place the author was fortunate to be engaged as a volunteer
on an Adelie penguin study project, spending several months in a fi eld camp
near Mawson station, Antarctica.
The wilderness and wildlife adventure loving author takes you on a voyage by
icebreaker from Tasmania across the wild Southern Ocean followed by weeks
of forging a path through the pack ice. Tumultuous seas, whale sightings,
soaring albatrosses and the magnificent southern lights give way to stunning
icebergs, penguins, seals and snow petrels.
With Antarctica and its wildlife now threatened due to human induced climate
change this book is a timely reminder of the precious species we might lose
and of the wonder that is Antarctica.