The bitter cold and three months a year without sunlight make Antarctica virtually uninhabitable for humans. In this closely observed account, one of the world's foremost experts on Antarctica gives us a highly original and distinctive look at a world that we're losing. Now, as temperatures rise, this fragile ecosystem is under attack.
Yet a world of extraordinary wildlife persists in these harsh conditions, coral, sea spiders, giant squid, including leopard seals, 50-foot algae, multicolored sea stars, and giant predatory worms.
A Naturalist Goes Fishing: Casting in Fragile Waters from the Gulf of Mexico to New Zealand's South Island
We follow him and his fishing buddies and professional guides, as he fishes off the marshy barrier islands of Louisiana, teeming with life but also ravaged by recent disasters like the Deepwater Horizon spill. In the tradition of fishing classics, humor and wit, A Naturalist Goes Fishing combines elements of the triumph between fisher and fish, and a passionate concern for the natural environment.
We travel to the remote waters of new zealand's stewart island, where the commercial fishing industry is fast disappearing; fish for gigantic Antarctic toothfish through a drilled ice hole at McMurdo Station; and scout for spotted bass on Alabama's Cahaba River, which has the highest diversity of fresh water fish in North America.
As we take this global journey, we see how sea level rise, water acidification, erosion, pollution, and overfishing each cause damage. This strikingly beautiful narrative is a must read for anglers and nature lovers alike. James mcclintock takes us to some of the most breathtaking waters the world has to offer while capturing the drama and serendipity in the beloved sport of fishing.
Based on turner’s yearlong tour in iraq as an infantry team leader, unflinching description but, remarkably, the poems offer gracefully rendered, leave the reader to draw conclusions or moral lessons. Adding his voice to the current debate about the us occupation of iraq, in poems written in the tradition of such poets as Wilfred Owen, honesty, Yusef Komunyakaa Dien Cai Dau, Bruce Weigl Song of Napalm and Alice James’ own Doug Anderson The Moon Reflected Fire, Iraqi war veteran Brian Turner writes power-fully affecting poetry of witness, exceptional for its beauty, and skill.
. Here, bullet is a must-read for anyone who cares about the war, regardless of political affiliation.
Lonely Planet Antarctica Travel Guide
Get to the heart of antarctica and begin your journey now! inside lonely planet antarctica travel guide: colour maps and images throughout highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, landscapes, Deception Island, environment Over 24 maps Covers the South Pole, Paradise Harbor, websites, Cape Royds, Ross Ice Shelf, Cape Denison, Port Lockroy, and more About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, sight-seeing, phone numbers, Cape Evans, wildlife, transit tips, Lemaire Channel, sleeping, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, the Antarctic Peninsula, more rewarding travel experience - history, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, Cuverville Island, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973.
It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world. Fairfax media australia important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands.
Lonely planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Tripadvisor travellers' choice awards 2012, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, 2014, quite simply, 2013, like no other.
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Antarctica: An Intimate Portrait of a Mysterious Continent
Antarctica is the most alien place on the planet, the only part of the earth where humans could never survive unaided. With her we witness cutting-edge science experiments, and French researchers, lodge with American, visit the South Pole, drill ice cores, drive snowdozers, Italian, and listen for the message Antarctica is sending us about our future in an age of global warming.
This is a thrilling trip to the farthest reaches of earth by one of the best science writers working today. None has managed to capture the whole story—until now. Drawing on her broad travels across the continent, in Antarctica Gabrielle Walker weaves all the significant threads of life on the vast ice sheet into an intricate tapestry, illuminating what it really feels like to be there and why it draws so many different kinds of people.
Out of our fascination with it have come many books, most of which focus on only one aspect of its unique strangeness.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Thirty years after its publication, the death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. It can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments.
Jane jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, and delightfully epigrammatic, sane, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities.
It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
As marco polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. The book i would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island. Jeanette Winterson. Kublai khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Cities, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their perspectives deceitful, their rules are absurd, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, and everything conceals something else.
From invisible cities in a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Invisible cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose. Marco polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, cities and desire, cities and designs, trading cities, hidden cities.
Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts Beckett, Samuel
As clive barnes wrote, “time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century. The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny left bank theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama.
Vladimir and estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning.
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
Shackleton called it "the last great journey"; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. Chosen by beryl bainbridge and john major as one of the best books of the year, one of the Seattle Times's top ten travel books of the year, recommended by the editors of Entertainment Weekly and the Chicago Tribune, Terra Incognita is a classic of polar literature.
It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent--beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind.
For centuries, antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Sara wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers.
Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife Bradt Travel Guides Wildlife Guides
Spectacular retreats and monster carvings from the west coast of the peninsula have been seen in recent decades. Celebrating the amazing and often unique species of this spectacular environment, and also on lesser known species such as skuas and sheathbills, the title features chapters on the region's famous whales and penguins, with full coverage of plumage and identification.
In turn, this will impact on seal and whale numbers. Tony soper's immaculate and engaging text remains the indispensible choice for the intrepid wildlife enthusiast. Antarctica's wildlife is under threat. In the case of penguins, adélies and emperors, for instance, are doing well, the magnificently adapted and truly Antarctic species, while kings and macaronis, are in decline.
Updated throughout, the 7th edition of Bradt's Antarctica: a Guide to Wildlife is the most practical guide to the flora and fauna available for those 'going south'. In the case of emperors, maybe by as much as 50%. Bradt's antarctica not only helps you to identify and understand species and habitats, it also explains the issues faced by this extraordinary continent, regarded by many as one of the most precious places on the planet.
Each chapter is accompanied by vibrant illustrations from Dafila Scott to help bring species to life. The southern ocean is warming and the most obvious effect is on the continental ice shelves.
The Worst Journey in the World Penguin Classics
Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
Apsley cherry-garrard—the youngest member of scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey—draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
A firsthand account of scott's disastrous Antarctic expeditionThe Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. It is through cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.
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