In this book we explore Antarctica. This is a collection of maps and data from a leading cartographer seen in a new and fresh way.
This is not just a book filled with maps. It explores the ice, volcanic lakes, the gorges and everything hidden under the ice. We get to understand the emperor penguins and the journeys of individual seals around the continent. There are many surprising facts as well.
There are 29 countries with research stations in Antarctica and with good reason as the book covers the research as well.
There are many challenges in the unforgiving environment despite the beauty. Then there is climate change and the impact the melting ice has on the world.
The author, Peter Fretwell is an award-winning cartographer and leading scientist at the British Antarctic Survey. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has completed four field seasons in Antarctica.
I thought this book was really informative and had lots of interesting information. If you would like to know more about the area and details relating to the continent then this book may appeal to you.