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Antarctica: India’s Journey to the Frozen Continent

by Dinabandhu Sahoo,S.Z. Qasim

Publisher: Niyogi Books

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Antarctica, a land of mystery and wonders, is the Earth’s last great wilderness. Fifty million years ago, it had evergreen forests with many types of animals and plants. Today, the continent is a white desert and known to be the coldest, driest, stormiest, windiest, and the most inaccessible place in the world. It is a continent of extremes. Nearly six months of continuous day, six Months of continuous night, a lowest temperature of-89.6 C, and winds that reach a speed of 190 km per hour during blizzards, make this continent a unique place. This no-man’s continent has nearly ninety per cent of the world’s freshwater deposit in the from of ice. If the ice is allowed to melt, the Earth’s sea-level will rise by several metres thus submerging a major part of the Earth. India’s journey to this remote, isolated and extreme continent began in search of knowledge and with a desire to unravel its mystery. Antarctica: India’s Journey to the Frozen Continent is about a journey, a mission, an initiative, a challenge, an adventure, a dream, and finally, about establishing the scientific capability of India in the world. This book not only describes the beauty of this enigmatic continent and origin of India’s Antarctic venture but also gives us an account of the first-hand experiences of two different persons: one, a leader and the founder of India’s Antarctic programme and the other, a research scholar who undertook his maiden journey to this continent.

Details of the book

Book :
Antarctica: India’s Journey to the Frozen Continent
Book ID :
63553
Author :
Dinabandhu Sahoo,S.Z. Qasim
ISBN 13 :
9789381523742
Year of Publication :
2013
Edition :
First
Publisher :
Niyogi Books
Binding :
Hardcover
Pages :
153
Size :
20 x 27 cm
Weight :
0.85 kg
Illustrations :
Numerous Colour Illustrations & maps

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