The Crystal Desert is not only one of the most eloquent books ever written about Antarctica, but one of the best portraits of a place ever published. It is a story of life's tenacity in the coldest and most alien of continents--a chronicle of events during the desperately short summer when the sun sets only briefly.

Crystal Desert CL 1992, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395589694