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Titel: The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica
Verlag: Houghton Mifflin
Auflage: 1st Edition
039558969X First edition. Small crease to back cover else near fine. Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING40841
Inhaltsangabe: The winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award surveys the history of the Antarctica Peninsula, from its exploration to its exploitation to the researches of contemporary scientists, and explores the evolution of its unusual animal life. 25,000 first printing.
Rezension: In The Crystal Desert David Campbell weaves together travelogue gathered from his many visits to the wind-blasted continent of Antarctica, along with natural history, oceanography, and accounts of the tortured attempts of earlier exploratory missions "in an alien environment, beyond the edge of the habitable earth." He's a gifted writer with an especially fine hand at making his readers feel right at home in a place very few of us will ever get to see. Armchair travelers couldn't ask for a better book, no matter what the season.
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