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Empire Antarctica : ice, silence, & emperor penguins / Gavin Francis.

By: Francis, Gavin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2013]Description: 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781619022591 (electronic bk.); 1619022591 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Francis, Gavin -- Travel -- Antarctica | Antarctica -- Description and travel | Emperor penguin | Natural history -- Antarctica | TRAVEL / Australia & OceaniaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Empire AntarcticaDDC classification: 919.89 Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold | Image
Contents:
Preface : a glimpse from the ice -- Imagining Antarctica -- The axis of the Atlantic -- Of kings and emperors -- Antarctica at last! -- High days and holidays -- The hinge of the continent -- Waiting for winter -- Darkness and light -- Midwinter -- The third quarter -- The promise of life -- Gathering light -- Freedom of the ice -- Of endings and beginnings -- Afterword : the memory of Antarctica.
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"First published in Great Britain in 2012 by Chatto & Windus"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-260).

Preface : a glimpse from the ice -- Imagining Antarctica -- The axis of the Atlantic -- Of kings and emperors -- Antarctica at last! -- High days and holidays -- The hinge of the continent -- Waiting for winter -- Darkness and light -- Midwinter -- The third quarter -- The promise of life -- Gathering light -- Freedom of the ice -- Of endings and beginnings -- Afterword : the memory of Antarctica.

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