Carey, Peter, Craig Franklin

A definitive field guide to Antarctica, this book caters to visitors travelling by luxury liner, adventure cruise, or private boat. Written by experienced Antarctic scientists and travel guides who are recognised experts in the continent’s wildlife, conservation, and political history, every page offers gorgeous colour photographs of the great white south.

This new edition pays special attention to explaining the threats to Antarctic conservation, including from climate change, global warming, and microplastics pollution, and includes tips on how visitors can minimise their own impact and help preserve this unique continent.

Craig Franklin is a professor in zoology in the School of Biological Sciences , The University of Queensland, Australia. He has made more than 30 trips to Antarctica, including ten research expeditions as part of the New Zealand Antarctic Programme. He has published over 260 scientific works, including papers in journals Nature, Science and Nature Climate Change. His research focuses on how animals such as fish, frogs and crocodiles can survive and function in extreme and hostile environments.

Peter Carey is a zoologist and educational tourism consultant who has worked in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean since 1983. He has conducted research as a scientist with the New Zealand Antarctic Programme and the Australian Antarctic Program, and worked as an expedition leader and lecturer on many Antarctic cruise ships. Peter is the director of the SubAntarctic Foundation for Ecosystems Research (, a non-profit conservation organisation that is improving wildlife habitat in the Falkland Islands, and a Global Fellow of the Polar Institute of the Wilson Center.

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AWA Press,  March 2024.  310 pages, paperback, colour photographs throughout, illustrations, maps