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Empire Antarctica

Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

by Gavin Francis

Hardcover, 260 pages, Pgw, List Price: $28 |


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Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
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Describes the author's time working as a basecamp doctor at Antarctica's Halley research station and his fascination with the emperor penguin community that shared the icy continent with him.

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The author, Dr. Gavin Francis, arrived at Halley base on Christmas Eve 2002, at the height of the Antarctic midsummer, when 24-hour sunlight illuminates the vast swathes of empty ice. Courtesy of Gavin Francis hide caption

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Courtesy of Gavin Francis