Frozen in Time: Prehistoric Life in Antarctica

Frozen in Time: Prehistoric Life in Antarctica


No different continent in the world has passed through such radical environmental alterations as Antarctica. In its transition from wealthy biodiversity to the barren, chilly land of blizzards we see at the present time, Antarctica presents a dramatic case examine of the way sophisticated alterations in continental positioning can impact residing groups, and the way quickly catastrophic alterations can happen.

Frozen in Time provides a complete evaluation of the fossil list of Antarctica framed inside its altering environmental settings, offering a window right into a prior time and surroundings at the continent. It reconstructs Antarctica’s evolving animal and plant groups as thoroughly because the fossil checklist allows.

The tale of ways fossils have been first chanced on in Antarctica is a triumph of human activity. It maintains this day with sleek expeditions going out to distant websites each year to fill in additional of the lacking elements of the continent’s nice jigsaw of lifestyles.

KEY good points
* Copiously illustrated with remarkable colour photographs
* presents an summary of the invention and exploration of Antarctica
* provides a transparent advisor to the palaeontology of Antarctica
* comprises modern problems with history and protection
* Outlines the prospective significant affects of weather swap

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