Author(s): Tony Soper; Dafila Scott (Illustrator)
One of the world's last great wildernesses, Antarctica is a region of superlatives: the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth. But a great concentration of wildlife thrives in this challenging environment, and those who brave the extreme conditions are rewarded with an unforgettable experience. Albatrosses and whales rule the seas, penguins throng the beaches in their thousands, and seals bask in raucous company. All this plays out against an icy backdrop of awe-inspiring beauty. Now in its seventh edition, Bradt's Antarctica is the most informative guide available for those 'going south'. Written by expedition leader Tony Soper and illustrated by Dafila Scott - granddaughter of Scott of the Antarctic - this engaging book brings to life the rich history and fascinating wildlife of the Southern Ocean and mountainous coastline. Book jacket.