THE WHITE CONTINENT by Thomas R. Henry

THE WHITE CONTINENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A long and penetrating look at the mysterious, shrouded continent at the South Pole where the world is eternally white--accented with dazzling rainbows and the eerie green sky curtains of the Aurora Australia--and the most conspicuous inhabitants are the seemingly man-like, formally dressed and beautifully mannered Emperor Penguins who greet all explorers with stately bows. Here are chapters on the confusing, criss-crossing mountain systems, on the tragic race between an Englishman and a Norwegian for the South Pole, historical and recent explorations, the scant fauna and flora--penguins, seals, whales and several varieties of birds, as well as mosses and lichens, the weird and woolly weather, and the rivers and lakes of cold blue ice. All of the still scant information about the world's least known continent is presented in a manner to elucidate and delight all arm-chair explorers from boy scout age on up.

Publisher: Sloane