South Pole: Nature and Culture (Earth) by Elizabeth Leane
English | June 19th, 2016 | ASIN: B01HD7I9NW, ISBN: 1780235968 | 224 pages | EPUB | 24.76 MB
As one of two points where the Earth's axis meets its surface, the South Pole should be a precisely defined place. But as Elizabeth Leane shows in this book, conceptually it is a place of paradoxes. An invisible spot on a high, featureless ice plateau, the Pole has no obvious material value, yet it is a highly sought-after location, and reaching it on foot is one of the most extreme adventures an explorer can undertake. The Pole is, as Leane shows, a deeply imagined place, and a place of politics, where a series of national claims converge.