"Despite the -100¯F temperatures and dangerous conditions in Antarctica, readers will sense the pioneering spirit of all those attracted to this frozen white wilderness. (map, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 10+)"
In this astute look at female grit in ``one of the most unspoiled and challenging environments on earth,'' Johnson (Investigating the Ozone Hole, 1994, etc.) recounts how, for 150 years after men first set foot on it, Antarctica remained something of a ``man's world.'' That changed in 1969, when the first female participants in the US Antarctic Program arrived on the continent.
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