Stephen Pyne's fascination with Antarctica is the force behind this book on a stark and largely unknown continent. It combines a geophysical examination of the ice with a survey of how one of the most alien landscapes on our planet has shaped and affected man's life on earth throughout the centuries.The sheer immensity of the ice sheet is staggering. Its weight is sufficient to deform the globe. Interleaved with each scientific examination are historical surveys dealing with man's assimilation of Antarctica. Pyne reveals ...

The Ice 2003, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781842126745

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The Ice 1998, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780295976785

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