Reader for primary school students featuring excerpts from the journal of the leader of an Antarctic expedition at Mawson station. Tells of a year in the life of an Antarctic base and the expeditioners staffing it. Includes copies of documents, maps and correspondence. The author was awarded the Antarctic Medal for his services.
What is it like to live in a tiny Polar Haven for two months? To look into the odd, expressive eyes of an Adélie chick? To be flipper-slapped by a bird whose wings are powerful enough to propel it swiftly through frigid waters? Sophie Webb knows, and she gives readers a frank firsthand account of what it is like to spend a season in a land not yet affected by humans, yet populated for centuries by true dwellers of the Antarctic—the fearless, round-bellied, pink-footed, waddling, diving, utterly adept Adélie penguins.