The Call of Antarctica: Exploring and Protecting Earth's Coldest Continent (Paperback)

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"On this land of ice, where we are thousands of miles of ice and mountains, it's really beautiful."

Antarctica is the coldest, windiest, driest, and most remote part of the world. No one owns it. Only peaceful and scientific endeavors are permitted. It is a true wilderness. Delve into the incredible geography, biodiversity, and exploratory history of the world's coldest continent through the diary entries of George W. Gibbs, Jr., the first Black person to set foot on Antarctica.

Author Leilani Raashida Henry, Gibbs's daughter, shares the importance of protecting and understanding the Antarctic landscape and ecosystem as climate change advances. The Antarctic Treaty, which protects the continent from environmentally destructive practices such as mining and drilling, will be up for renewal in 2041, and The Call of Antarctica prepares readers with the knowledge of why it is necessary to reinstate that treaty and help protect this unique wilderness.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798765643310
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 128
Language: English