Natural Environment, Geography, Wildlife, and History of Exploration. The most complete work on the White Continent. More than 200 color photographs. More than 50 maps and illustrations.
Antarctica, the last virgin continent on Earth… In this marvellous book, I have discovered with awe the diversity and beauty of the creatures that populate the white continent, along with tales of audacious explorers who braved the elements to quench their thirst of exploration. My father was one of those men. Fully aware of the value of this pristine land for future generations…
Pierre Yves Cousteau
Was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he earned a degree in Tourism. He took a one-year mountain guide training course, climbing and hiking in different parts of Argentina. In 2000, he moved to Ushuaia, Argentina, where he became a tour guide in Tierra del Fuego. Concurrently, he worked on several vessels visiting sea mammals and birds colonies at the southernmost tip of South America. He sailed to many places, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Canadian Arctic, Svalbard, Antarctica, Argentina, Chile, and around the mystic Cape Horn. In 2002, he moved to England for almost two years, where he took different courses accredited by the Royal Yachting Association. Sebastian has specialised in polar tourism and natural history. His first trip to Antarctica was on board a 36 ft (12 m) sailing boat, during this one-month voyage he developed skills on ice-navigation, and familiarised himself with the Antarctic Environment. He has led several expeditions to Antarctica on board different vessels, lecturing on Geography, Ice, and Antarctic History. Since 2008, he extended his polar experience to the Arctic, sailing in the Canadian Arctic, part of the Northwest Passage and Svalbard. As a lecturer on Antarctic topics, he has been invited to the annual meeting of the International Superyacht Society, in Fort Lauderdale, Unites States, and to the Antarctic week organized annually in the city of Ushuaia, Argentina. He has written several articles related to Antarctica in different magazines and publication, like The Great Southern Route, Superyacht Times, and Boat International among others. Sebastian is co-founder of FUNDACIÓN PARA LA CONSERVACIÓN DEL PATRIMONIO ANTÁRTICO, an NGO devoted to the conservation of the Antarctic Heritage.
Shoshanah became a sailor when she was 6 years old and her parents bought the family 14 m motor yacht. He told her that only when she learned to swim would they be able to spend their summers on the lake system of eastern Canada. Her first dive, though technically in a swimming pool at the age of 4, was by far the most exciting moment of her life that created a path towards becoming a marine biologist from which she would never divert. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Shoshanah moved to the east coast of Canada, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology, studying harbour seal population dynamics and completing an independent study on the shark distribution around San Salvador Island, Bahamas, while spending as much time in the water with them as possible. Her MSc dissertation focussed on the acoustic ecology of seals and the effects of aquaculture on their population distribution. She returned to Ottawa in 2001 to complete her Doctoral dissertation on the energy dynamics of Arctic seabirds. Her fieldwork led her to some of the most isolated areas of Canada, sparking a passion for expeditions and travel. Then she caught the southern bug and began sailing to South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. She has worked in pretty much every job from deck hand to Expedition Leader while maintaining an active scientific career and publishing record. Travelling in Antarctica is a special passion of hers and she takes every opportunity to share her knowledge and love of this wondrous Continent.
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