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Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness

3 Ratings: -1.0
A book by Robert Swan

British explorer and conservationist Swan accounts for the inspiration, execution and purpose of his expeditions to visit the South and North Poles. In 1967, at the age of 11, Swan saw the 1948 film Scott of the Antarctic, and became obsessed with the … see full wiki

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Author: Robert Swan
Genre: Outdoors & Nature
Publisher: Broadway
3 reviews about Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's...
review by . January 28, 2010
I can appreciate Robert Swan's enthusiasm for the environment, I really can. And I agree with his overall principles. But couldn't he have at least written (or co-written) an interesting account? By the time you get past the recounting of his walks to the South and North Poles, you almost want to say "is that all there is?"     It's nice that Swan's inspiration for his adventures comes from the 1948 movie "Scott of the Antarctic", but by the 28th time that he refers to it you …
review by . December 24, 2009
Robert Swan is a guy you just have to respect. He really has walked the walk - literally. He had a vision to walk to both the North and South pole and succeeded through sheer grit and determination. Antarctica 2041: My Quest to Save the Earth's Last Wilderness is his story.    Antarctica 2041 makes for an exciting read. The first two-thirds of the book zeros in on Swan's expeditions, which sound every bit as heroic as those of his heroes - Scott, Shackleton, and Amundsen. Swan …
review by . December 15, 2009
. . . masquerading as an adventure story.    Please don't get me wrong. I care about our planet and its environment.     I recycle.    I use CF light bulbs.    Etc.    I also care deeply about the wilderness areas in the world -- and support efforts to preserve wilderness space. I especially support the efforts to keep Antarctica as international territory AS the "Earth's Last Wilderness".    For …
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