String color photos of icebergs, explorers, flora, and fauna provide the primary appeal here, while the choppy, somewhat...

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ANTARTICA: The Last Unspoiled Continent

String color photos of icebergs, explorers, flora, and fauna provide the primary appeal here, while the choppy, somewhat disjointed text ranges over prehistory, exploration, recent scientific expeditions, and current efforts to protect the continent. There's much to intrigue: ice fish that lack hemoglobin; dinosaur fossils; pollen samples from ice cores 180,000 years old; frozen lichens growing beneath the surface of sandstone rocks. Winckler and Rodgers's Our Endangered Planet Antarctica (p. 725) is more carefully organized and coherent, but the photos here are more spectacular. Brief glossary; index.

Pub Date: Sept. 15, 1992

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 56

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1992