The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains

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9780300171976: The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains

The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. In this book, Edmund Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region's discovery and exploration.

The author not only has conducted extensive research in the Transantarctic Mountains during his forty-year career as a geologist but has also systematically photographed the entire region. Selecting the best of the best of his more than 8,000 photographs, he presents nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains. In addition, he examines the original firsthand accounts of the heroic Antarctic explorations of James Clark Ross (who discovered the mountain range in the early 1840s), Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, and scientists participating in the International Geophysical Year (1957–1958). From these records, Stump is now able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy. With maps old and new, stunning photographs never before published, and tales of intrepid explorers, this book takes the armchair traveler on an expedition to the Antarctic wilderness that few have ever seen.

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About the Author:

Edmund Stump is professor of exploration at Arizona State University. He is also a geologist, polar explorer, mountaineer, and photographer specializing in the geology of the Transantarctic Mountains. He has served as principal investigator or chief scientist on many scientific field trips to Antarctica, most recently a 2010–2011 National Science Foundation expedition to the Beardmore Glacier area. He lives in Tempe, AZ.

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“The modern maps and images on which [Stump] reconstructs the passages of the early explorers are a significant and unequaled achievement, created with a passion that seems obvious looking at them.”—Guy G. Guthridge, National Science Foundation

(Guy G. Guthridge 2011-03-03)

"A superbly illustrated book on the least known mountain range in the world. Stump’s informed text combines exploration history and modern science, and the photographs bring the Antarctic landscape to life."—Professor Julian Dowdeswell, Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University (Julian Dowdeswell 2011-03-23)

 "Noted geologist, Stump, leads us to the majestic mountains of Antarctic both as scientist and a writer with a passion for polar history. A noteworthy achievement."—Ross A. Virginia, Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science Director, Institute of Arctic Studies Dartmouth College Hanover NH (Ross A. Virginia 2011-04-11)

“Best, he includes very fine topographic maps, color photographs (many his own) and satellite images. And most helpful for anyone ever confused about just where and how the explorers made their way, Stump has superimposed the actual routes they took on many of the images.”—Robert Harris, New York Times Book Review (Robert Harris New York Times Book Review)

“Thanks to the stunning photographs—many by the author—this solid and dependable book is as beautiful as the mountains it describes.”—Nature (Nature)

Won an Honorable Mention for the 2011 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE) in the Earth Sciences category (PROSE Award in Earth Sciences Honorable Mention Association of American Publishers 2012-02-02)

“Nowhere will readers find a more complete history of the discovery and exploration of the Transantarctic Mountains than in this book.”—Library Journal (Library Journal)

"A fabulous book for Antarctica lovers."—Rasoul Sorkhabi, Geology Today (Rasoul Sorkhabi Geology Today 2012-03-01)

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Descrizione libro Yale UP, 2011. Condizione libro: New. The Transantarctic Mountain range is the most remote mountain belt on Earth, and a staggering 1,500 miles long. In this attractive book, acclaimed by Ranulph Fiennes as 'the next best thing to being there', geologist and mountaineer Edmund Stump presents the best of his 8,000 photographs of the region, revealing the desolate beauty of this pristine wilderness of ice and rock; shares maps old and new, including satellite imagery; and celebrates the courage of the explorers and scientists who visited the mountains before him. Codice libro della libreria 224688

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. In this book, Edmund Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region s discovery and exploration. The author not only has conducted extensive research in the Transantarctic Mountains during his forty-year career as a geologist but has also systematically photographed the entire region. Selecting the best of the best of his more than 8,000 photographs, he presents nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains. In addition, he examines the original firsthand accounts of the heroic Antarctic explorations of James Clark Ross (who discovered the mountain range in the early 1840s), Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, and scientists participating in the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). From these records, Stump is now able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy. With maps old and new, stunning photographs never before published, and tales of intrepid explorers, this book takes the armchair traveler on an expedition to the Antarctic wilderness that few have ever seen. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780300171976

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press, United States, 2011. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. In this book, Edmund Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region s discovery and exploration. The author not only has conducted extensive research in the Transantarctic Mountains during his forty-year career as a geologist but has also systematically photographed the entire region. Selecting the best of the best of his more than 8,000 photographs, he presents nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains. In addition, he examines the original firsthand accounts of the heroic Antarctic explorations of James Clark Ross (who discovered the mountain range in the early 1840s), Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, and scientists participating in the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). From these records, Stump is now able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy.With maps old and new, stunning photographs never before published, and tales of intrepid explorers, this book takes the armchair traveler on an expedition to the Antarctic wilderness that few have ever seen. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780300171976

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Descrizione libro Yale University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains, Edmund Stump, The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. In this book, Edmund Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region's discovery and exploration. The author not only has conducted extensive research in the Transantarctic Mountains during his forty-year career as a geologist but has also systematically photographed the entire region. Selecting the best of the best of his more than 8,000 photographs, he presents nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains. In addition, he examines the original firsthand accounts of the heroic Antarctic explorations of James Clark Ross (who discovered the mountain range in the early 1840s), Robert Falcon Scott, Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, Richard Byrd, and scientists participating in the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). From these records, Stump is now able to trace the actual routes of the early explorers with unprecedented accuracy. With maps old and new, stunning photographs never before published, and tales of intrepid explorers, this book takes the armchair traveler on an expedition to the Antarctic wilderness that few have ever seen. Codice libro della libreria B9780300171976

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Descrizione libro Yale. 1 Cloth(s), 2011. hard. Condizione libro: New. The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, a pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1500 miles across Antarctica. Geologist Edmund Stump conducts us along this continental-scale mountain system, capturing its stunning beauty and desolation in his descriptions and superb photos, taken throughout his 40-year career. The result is an outstanding eyewitness atlas of the entire range, accompanied by period and contemporary maps and firsthand accounts from great explorers, which Stump uses to trace their actual routes within his photos."Helping to shed light on the secrets of the 1500-mile-long Transantarctic mountain chain is this lavishly illustrated book . [which] earns its place on any serious mountaineer's bookshelf by virtue of the fact it is the only comprehensive history of the exploration of one of the most important yet mysterious mountain ranges in the world. At the same time, it could form a sourcebook for the next generation of Antarctic mountain explorers."—Climb Magazine"[The author] includes very fine topographic maps, color photographs (many his own) and satellite images. And most helpful for anyone ever confused about just where and how the explorers made their way, Stump has superimposed the actual routes they took on many of the images."—NYTBR 254. Codice libro della libreria 70678

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