A Natural History of the Antarctic: Life in the Freezer by Alastair Fothergill, Ben Osborne |, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
A Natural History of the Antarctic: Life in the Freezer

A Natural History of the Antarctic: Life in the Freezer

by Alastair Fothergill, Ben Osborne
     
 
"...specially commissioned photographs are impressive....Chapters follow the Antarctic year, with an emphasis on particular areas and species. The...winter chapter focuses on invertebrates, fish, whales, and seals, while `The Sun Returns' begins with spring and focuses on birds, seals, and penguins....Can be read for its natural history text, which stands without the

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"...specially commissioned photographs are impressive....Chapters follow the Antarctic year, with an emphasis on particular areas and species. The...winter chapter focuses on invertebrates, fish, whales, and seals, while `The Sun Returns' begins with spring and focuses on birds, seals, and penguins....Can be read for its natural history text, which stands without the illustrations, or enjoyed for its photography....Recommended...."—LJ. 224 pages (all in color), 8 3/8 X 10 7/8.

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Fothergill has overseen this book from its beginning as a series of natural history films that won an international Emmy for the BBC. The specially commissioned photographs are impressive, encouraging examination and occasionally interrupting the flow of the text. Chapters follow the Antarctic year, with an emphasis on particular areas and species. Thus, "The Bountiful Sea," a winter chapter, focuses on invertebrates, fish, whales, and seals, while "The Sun Returns" begins with spring and focuses on birds, seals, and penguins. British spelling is used throughout. This book can be read for its natural history text, which stands without the illustrations, or enjoyed for its photography. The closest competition is Ron Naveen's Wild Ice (LJ 11/15/90). Recommended for larger public libraries, medium to large academic libraries, or where the Antarctic is of interest.-Jean E. Crampon, Hancock Biology & Oceanography Lib., Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806913469
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.05(h) x 0.74(d)

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