Antarctica: the book

Published by Australian Geographic


Publisher Australian Geographic | Release September 2020 | Format Hardback, 240mm x 280mm, 128 pages | ISBN 9781925847864 | RRP $39.95


Published in September 2020, Antarctica celebrates 200 years of human heritage in Antarctica.

In 1820, after millennia spent speculating and searching, humans laid eyes on Antarctica for the very first time. Since then, our relationship with this enigmatic land of ice and has continually evolved.

Discover this remarkable continent covered in ice, where days endure for months, highways are built by penguins and shimmering lights illuminate the night sky.




Discover Ice


To approach Antarctica is to enter a world of brilliant white. Sea ice merges with seemingly infinite glaciers flowing from the land. Immense, frozen shelves of ice extend out from the coast, and marvellously sculpted icebergs sail on seas aglitter with gelid fragments sparkling in the sun.


Discover Adventure


‘What’s the use of another expedition? Enough life and money has been spent on this sterile quest.’

Winston Churchill

Discover the Continent


If we could peel back the ice and peer at the rocky topography underneath, what would we find? A continent? An island chain?

New technologies have begun to reveal the complex and sometimes surprising landscapes hidden beneath the ice of the least understood continent on earth.


Discover Wildlife


From microscopic invertebrates on land to charismatic penguins and enormous blue whales at sea, Antarctica is home to a community of remarkable wildlife uniquely adapted to thrive in an environment many would consider inhospitable.


Climate Change


Today, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are the highest they’ve been in 3 million years and the polar regions are among the fastest warming areas on Earth.

Scientists are looking to Antarctica as both an archive of past climates and sentinel of the changes to come.

Publisher Australian Geographic | Release September 2020 | Format Hardback, 240mm x 280mm, 128 pages | ISBN 9781925847864 | RRP $39.95

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