Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

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5.6 X 8.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Gavin Francis was born in 1975 and brought up in Fife, Scotland. After qualifying from medical school in Edinburgh he spent ten years traveling, visiting all seven continents. He has worked in Africa and India, made several trips to the Artic, and crossed Eurasia and Australia by motorcycle. His first book, True North was published in 2008. He has lectured at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge and the Edinburgh Book Festival, and is a regular speaker at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He lives in Edinburgh.


It is difficult to read this engaging memoir without a smile on one's face, such is the author's enthusiasm for the world's southernmost continent and its endemic penguin species, the Emperor...Francis's descriptions of his visits to this spot, where 60,000 Emperors live in a 'great penguin jamboree, ' add moments of sheer joy to this mesmerizing and memorable book.--The Economist

A highly readable, enjoyable account of one man's year serving as a doctor at Halley Research Station... A keen observer of his surroundings, the author writes vividly of auroras, clouds, stars, sunlight, darkness, ice and snow... A literate, stylish memoir of personal adventure rich in history, geography and science. --Kirkus