This is the only illustrated guide specifically tailored to the needs of visitors to this remote and captivating part of the world, and it is the ideal book for armchair naturalists.
A Visitor's Guide to South Georgia features hundreds of color photographs of the diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery to be found at this unique tourist destination. It includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of all wildlife groups--from albatrosses and petrels to seals and penguins--as well as color maps and detailed information for the 23 key visitor sites. This stunning photographic guide describes the history, geology, and culture of South Georgia. It also provides a checklist of all fauna and flora as well as valuable tips for visitors to the islands, and the book's wirebound format enables it to fold out flat for easy use in a water-protective holder.
- Features hundreds of photos
- Covers all wildlife groups
- Includes maps and information for the 23 key visitor sites
- Describes South Georgia's unique history, geology, and culture
- Provides a checklist of all fauna and flora
- Gives valuable tips for visitors
Sally Poncet conducts research on seabirds, invasive species, and habitat restoration in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Kim Crosbie worked as a naturalist and guide to South Georgia for more than twelve years and now works for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators.
"A must have for those visiting the island."--Ian Paulsen, Birdbooker Report, Guardian
"If your dream is to visit Antarctica, this book will give you a whole new appreciation for the small island of South Georgia, which lies nearby and shares the same climate and much of the same endemic flora and fauna."--Devorah Bennu, GrrlScentist
"I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to visit the island but I would also recommend it to people like me who just enjoy great images and writing about distant lands. It is full of great information and (I don't think I have emphasized this enough yet) some wonderful photographs, it really was a joy to read and review."--Ashley Beolens, Fat Photographer
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Distributed by Princeton University Press
Paperback: Not for sale in South Georgia and the Falkland Islands