Wondrous Cold.

Photographs by Joan Myers.
Smithsonian Institution Press, Herndon, 2006. 160 pp., 150 black-and-white and color illustrations,

Publisher's Description
Award-winning photographer Joan Myers traversed the continent by plane, helicopter, and snowmobile to capture life at McMurdo and surrounding field stations, explorers' abondoned huts, the South Pole, and Mt. Erebus, an active volcano, among other landmarks. Her entrancing photographs juxtapose highly detailed panoramas of Antarctica's stark beauty with scenes of its wildlife, people, and historic sites. Wondrous Cold features 150 photographs taken by Myers over several trips to Antarctica, accompanied by her engaging journal entries about daily life for the scientists and staff, observations about natural phenomena, and the physical challenges of taking photographs in a place where a tripod freezes solid in five minutes.

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