The Storied Ice

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The Storied Ice

Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region

By Joan N. Boothe

Regent Press, Paperback, 9781587902185, 373pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011

Description
"The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region" recounts mankind's dramatic history from Magellan through the first years of the twenty-first century in the part of the Antarctic regions below South America and the Atlantic Ocean. This part of the world, by far the most visited portion of the south polar regions, is not only a place of staggering scenic beauty and amazing wildlife, but also a locale with a long and fascinating human history.


About the Author
Joan N. Boothe has been fascinated with stories of Antarctic adventure and exploration since childhood. In 1995, after many years working in the worlds of economics, finance, and teaching business administration to graduate business students, she at last made her first trip to Antarctica and saw where so many things she had read about took place. Ms Boothe has returned to the Antarctic regions many times since, including making a 67-day circumnavigation of the entire Antarctic continent aboard an icebreaker. In 2010, she taught a course on Antarctica's Heroic Age for Stanford University's continuing education program. Ms Boothe has two children, both raised in San Francisco, California, where she and her husband have lived since 1970.