The Crystal Desert

Summers in Antarctica
Author(s): David G. Campbell
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: May 07, 2002
Product Number: EB00031071
Released: May 07, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547527611
Publisher: Mariner Books
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THE CRYSTAL DESERT: SUMMERS IN ANTARCTICA is the story of life's tenacity on the coldest of Earth's continents. It tells of the explorers who discovered Antarctica, of the whalers and sealers who despoiled it, and of the scientists who are deciphering its mysteries. In beautiful, lucid prose, David G. Campbell chronicles the desperately short summers on the Antarctic Peninsula. He presents a fascinating portrait of the evolution of life in Antarctica and also of the evolution of the continent itself.