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By William L. Fox, Steven Pyne, Stuart Klipper
175 pages; Chronicle Books
Stretching across the page like bands of sheer beauty, Stuart Klipper's panoramic photos of Antarctica seem to have found a form perfectly suited to this awe-inspiring region. Visions of striated glaciers, frozen seas, fields of ice and snow, and stately penguins are among the visual souvenirs that Klipper has brought back from a series of journeys made from 1987 to 2000, and that—happily for us all—appear in The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole, a magnificent geography of this stunning and fragile landscape.