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Surviving Antarctica, new Museum book

30 May 2007

Take a journey to the end of the Earth and discover how life survives some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with the Natural History Museum's new book, Surviving Antarctica.

Surviving Antarctica book

Terrifying winds, freezing temperatures and icebergs the size of London. How do animals and humans survive in this hostile environment? Surviving Antarctica explains all. It's an invaluable insight into the lives of those living and working in Antarctica.

'In this fascinating book, David Thomas takes us to Antarctica in a very personal way...' says Ray Mears in the book's foreword.

Find out how scientists prepare for an expedition, how male Emperor penguins use their feet to protect their young, and what effect climate change may have on this fragile ecosystem.

Surviving Antarctica has unique blog extracts from experts working in the field and stunning photos throughout.


Prof David N. Thomas is a marine scientist at the University of Wales, Bangor and has been on five expeditions to the Antarctic and two to the Arctic. He has written features for Science, BBC Wildlife Magazine and New Scientist, and is author of Seaweeds and Frozen Oceans.

Surviving Antarctica ties in with the Museum's major new exhibition Ice Station Antarctica that opened last week and coincides with the launch of International Polar Year, which runs from March 2007.

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