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Assembled in this book is a collection of one hundred pieces of memorabilia recording the history of the icy lower continent that was originally intended for display in a museum. While it is unfortunate that the building plans were cancelled, it is to the reader’s advantage that this historical record has instead been made available to a wider audience in book form.

Accompanying each fascinating object illustration is an absorbingly lucid text description that propels the reader to continue turning pages to discover more entrancing details about this distant frozen land usually associated with penguins and heroic explorers. Behold the ancient world maps where an unknown frozen land mass was theorized to exist if only to balance the northern pole.

Examine remains of Polynesian sailors from the seventh century, check out devices developed by nineteenth century explorers, learn about the haori and other clothing derived from the local fauna, gaze at the preserved golden yellow canary that accompanied Amundsen on the Fram. Learn about Piss Flags and growing hydroponic vegetables, swimming attire, and so many more appealing and compelling details in this grippingly attractive portrayal of different aspects of the land down under.

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Author Jean de Pomereu,Daniella McCahey
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 25-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781844866212 Buy this Book
Issue December 2022
Category Science & Nature