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It is the windiest, coldest, most forbidding region on earth, and I am heading straight for it.
Sketchbook in hand, an artist leaves home to spend four months in Antarctica. She hikes up glaciers, camps on deserted islands, and sees mirages of castles in the air. She sails past icebergs and humpback whales. And she fills her sketchbook with drawings of penguin chicks huddled in their nests and seals basking in the sun. Jennifer Dewey's sketches, photographs, journal entries, and letters home let you see the last great wilderness on earth through the eyes of an artist at work.
Recensione: Imagine if you were given a grant by the National Science Foundation to spend four months in Antarctica to sketch, take pictures, and write home to friends and family. Antarctic Journal is the record of Jennifer Owings Dewey's trek to the bottom of the world: "a planet as remote as the moon in its own way," she writes. Antarctica, home to 100 million penguins, has ice up to three miles thick, covering 98 percent of the land. The author writes her account of this icy-cold adventure at Palmer Station in an accessible journal, sprinkled with letters home and colored-pencil sketches and photographs of various landscapes and Arctic creatures. Discussions of penguin behavior are interrupted by the history of Gondwanaland and continental drift, while snippets about trying to cook krill (the tiny phytoplankton that blue whales eat) in garlic and butter add a comic and personal touch to her adventure. Descriptions of the "green flash" that happens just before sunset, red tide, and a mirage effect called the "fata morgana" (named after the fairy Morgan who built castles in the air) are sure to intrigue and inspire young explorers. This is a charming, personable introduction to a forbidding, fascinating continent. (Ages 8 to 12) --Karin Snelson
Titolo: Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom...
Casa editrice: HarperCollins
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Canada / Collins (Cl). Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0060285877I3N00
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Canada / Collins (Cl). Library Binding. Condizione libro: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Codice libro della libreria G0060285877I5N10
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Canada / Collins (Cl). Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria G0060285877I3N10
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Library Binding. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Codice libro della libreria 2740013917
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Good. No Jacket. Former library book. Shelf Wear. book. Codice libro della libreria 123461511
Descrizione libro HarperCollins. Good. No Jacket. Former library book. book. Codice libro della libreria 123496146
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Some wear to dust jacket and cover. Library copy with standard marks and labels. Staining on page edges. Binding worn but strong, text and images clear. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities. Codice libro della libreria mon0000126004
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2000. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Good. 2001. LIBRARY BINDING. A good ex-library hardcover with typical library markings. An occasional smudge or mark, otherwise clean pages. Minor cover wear. Mylar covered dust jacket. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Codice libro della libreria mon0000176224
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2001. Library Binding. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0060285877
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97800602858763.0