The Resource Empire Antarctica: : ice, silence, & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis, (electronic resource)

Empire Antarctica: : ice, silence, & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis, (electronic resource)

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Empire Antarctica: : ice, silence, & emperor penguins
Title
Empire Antarctica:
Title remainder
ice, silence, & emperor penguins
Statement of responsibility
Gavin Francis
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Language
eng
Summary
Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a year of unparalleled silence and solitude, with few distractions and a very little human history, but also a rare opportunity to live among emperor penguins, the only species truly at home in the Antarctic. Following Penguins throughout the year -- from a summer of perpetual sunshine to months of winter darkness -- Gavin Francis explores the world of great beauty conjured from the simplest of elements, the hardship of living at 50 c below zero and the unexpected comfort that the penguin community bring. Empire Antarctica is the story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him. Combining an evocative narrative with a sublime sensitivity to the natural world, this is travel writing at its very best
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Midwest
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Francis, Gavin
Dewey number
919.89
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Francis, Gavin
  • Electronic books
  • Antarctica
  • Emperor penguin
  • Natural history
Target audience
adult
Label
Empire Antarctica: : ice, silence, & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842842
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multicolored
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MWT11842842
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11842842
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remote
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11842842
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Empire Antarctica: : ice, silence, & emperor penguins, Gavin Francis, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11842842
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11842842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11842842
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11842842
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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