Icebergs: The Antarctic Comes to Town

Author(s): Dave Cull (photography Stepehn Jaquiery)

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A gigantic mountain of ice is sighted off the coast of New Zealand. Excuse me, make that several mountains of ice It was a sight we thought we'd never see: icebergs off the coast of southern New Zealand. Otago Daily Times photographer Stephen Jaquiery was the first on the scene in November 2006. His magnificent photographs inspired not only a new sightseeing industry but provoked an avalanche of interest from around the world. It's easy to see why.

Helicopters and small planes loaded up with photographers, TV journalists (including an Aussie film crew complete with the Australian flag), scientists, tourists, even Shrek, the celebrity ram, flocked to view and visit these incredible groaning, creaking beasts. Writer Dave Cull takes us to the frozen continent and tracks the journey of the icebergs: from their Antarctic beginnings to their appearance and demise in the temperate waters of the South Pacific ocean. He answers the questions we all have: How are icebergs formede Why did these icebergs get so fart How big are theym Will we see morer Is this the result of global warmingi What does this mean for the wildlife of Antarcticat Is this the tip of the icebergw Illustrated with stunning colour photographs throughout Icebergs: The Antarctic Comes to Town celebrates the glorious beauty of the ice islands as well as our response to their visit. Also included are maps, diagrams and graphs.

I've always wanted to go to Antarctica. I never thought the Antarctic would come to me! - Stephen Jaquiery, photographer First published July 2007.

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Dave Cull is a well-known television presenter and writer. He's fronted lifestyle and home improvement programmes as varied as Town and Country, Maggie's Garden Show, Master Builders House of the Year Awards, 5.30 with Jude and Home Front. He writes for magazines, mostly on housing, renovation and building topics, and on wine. His most recent book titles are Vineyards on the Edge: the Story of Central Otago Wine and A Toast to Martinborough: Stories from the Vineyards. His other books include: Open Home, The Great New Zealand Kitchen Book, Garden Landscaping, You Can Fix It!, You Can Paint It! and Kitchen Essentials.

General Fields

  • : 9781877361944
  • : Longacre Press
  • : Longacre Press
  • : 0.317
  • : July 2007
  • : 240mm X 210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dave Cull (photography Stepehn Jaquiery)
  • : Paperback
  • : illustrated edition
  • : 551.342
  • : 88
  • : colour photos, maps, diagrams throughout