The Transantarctic Mountains: Rocks, Ice, Meteorites and Water has an ambitiously broad subject matter that has been aimed at an equally wide audience, ranging from active researchers to those who visit Antarctica ‘to be inspired by its natural beauty’. For those unfamiliar with Antarctica the authors have provided a fairly broad introduction to the historical exploration of Antarctica, the continent, international treaties, environmental conditions and even cold related injuries. This historical perspective continues at the start of each chapter or new geographical area with a synopsis of post-heroic era scientific exploration, where we learn historical details such as the skimobile...

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