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The Resource Land of wondrous cold : the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice, Gillen D'Arcy Wood

Land of wondrous cold : the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice, Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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Land of wondrous cold : the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice
Title
Land of wondrous cold
Title remainder
the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice
Statement of responsibility
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A history of the first race to Antarctica that weaves the great polar discoveries of the nineteenth century with scientific breakthroughs of the modern era. Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the human imagination. The secrets of this vast frozen desert have long tempted explorers, but its brutal climate and glacial shores notoriously resist human intrusion. Land of Wondrous Cold tells a gripping story of the pioneer nineteenth-century voyages, when British, French, and American commanders raced to penetrate Antarctica's glacial rim for unknown lands beyond. These intrepid Victorian explorers-James Ross, Dumont D'Urville, and Charles Wilkes-laid the foundation for our current understanding of Terra Australis Incognita. Today, the white continent poses new challenges, as scientists race to uncover Earth's climate history recorded in the south polar ice and ocean floor, and to monitor the increasing instability of the Antarctic ice cap, which threatens inundation of coastal cities worldwide. Interweaving the breakthrough research of the modern Ocean Drilling Program with the dramatic discovery tales of their Victorian-era forerunners, Gillen D'Arcy Wood describes Antarctica's role in a planetary drama of plate tectonics, climate change, and species evolution stretching back more than thirty million years. An original, multifaceted portrait of the polar continent emerges, illuminating our profound connection to Antarctica in its past, present, and future incarnations. A deep-time history of monumental scale, Land of Wondrous Cold brings the remotest of worlds within close reach-an Antarctica vital to both planetary history and human fortunes"--
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Wood, Gillen D'Arcy
Dewey number
919.89
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G870
LC item number
.W66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ice caps
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctica
Target audience
adult
Label
Land of wondrous cold : the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Our glacial earth -- Part one. Beginnings. The race is joined. Interlude: The hollow earth ; Joseph Hooker travels through time. Interlude: The ghost continent ; In the land of fire. Interlude: The American climate warriors -- Part two. Trials. D'Urville battles the pack. Interlude: Ice Station Weddell ; The voyage of the Flying Fish. Interlude: The stormy petrel ; Madame D'Urville's letter ; Ross falls behind -- Part three. Triumph. Seas of grass. Interlude: The Antarctic convergence ; How the Adélie penguin got its name. Interlude: Anthropornis nordenskjoldi ; Wilkes discovers a continent. Interlude: The hurricane coast ; Message in a bottle. Interlude: The magnetic crusaders ; Ross in wonderland ; Homecoming -- Postlude: Last ice
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780691172200
Lccn
2019029836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119535078
  • (OCoLC)1119535078
Label
Land of wondrous cold : the race to discover Antarctica and unlock the secrets of its ice, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Our glacial earth -- Part one. Beginnings. The race is joined. Interlude: The hollow earth ; Joseph Hooker travels through time. Interlude: The ghost continent ; In the land of fire. Interlude: The American climate warriors -- Part two. Trials. D'Urville battles the pack. Interlude: Ice Station Weddell ; The voyage of the Flying Fish. Interlude: The stormy petrel ; Madame D'Urville's letter ; Ross falls behind -- Part three. Triumph. Seas of grass. Interlude: The Antarctic convergence ; How the Adélie penguin got its name. Interlude: Anthropornis nordenskjoldi ; Wilkes discovers a continent. Interlude: The hurricane coast ; Message in a bottle. Interlude: The magnetic crusaders ; Ross in wonderland ; Homecoming -- Postlude: Last ice
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780691172200
Lccn
2019029836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119535078
  • (OCoLC)1119535078

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