The entire earth and sky : views on Antarctica
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Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2008].
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Central Adult Nonfiction
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More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance of international researchers against the crystalline dreamscape of a continent at the bottom of the world. When Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the first time with Greenpeace, she was hoping to save the world. In the twenty years since then she has shifted to the no less difficult task of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and stories, learning the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her own journey. This book pieces together the tragic and heroic tales of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author’s personal observations. The result is a remarkable collage that evokes the beauty and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth’s last wilderness. A kaleidoscope of legends, stories, field notes, images, reports, history, letters, and research, the book renders an impression, at once vast and microscopic, of the effect of human beings on the land and ice we call Antarctica, and its effect on us.
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Book
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xxxii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
0803216173 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780803216174 (cloth : alk. paper)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-289).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roberts, L. C. (2008). The entire earth and sky: views on Antarctica. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roberts, Leslie Carol. 2008. The Entire Earth and Sky: Views On Antarctica. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

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Roberts, Leslie Carol, The Entire Earth and Sky: Views On Antarctica. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008.

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Roberts, Leslie Carol. The Entire Earth and Sky: Views On Antarctica. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2008. Print.

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