THE ROOF AT THE BOTTOM OF THE WORLD
Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains

EDMUND STUMP
272pp 144 ILLUS & MAPS (129 COLOUR) 2011 LIST PRICE: £30.00 E349

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The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. This book is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its beauty and desolation, and the first to provide a comprehensive, fully illustrated history of the region’s discovery and heroic explorations. The author, a geologist, has systematically photographed the entire region, selecting the best of the best of his more than 8,000 photographs, as well as fine topographic maps old and new. He presents nothing less than the first atlas of these mountains.

. . . this solid and dependable book is as beautiful as the mountains it describes. NATURE